Industry Wizz Air orders 75 Airbus A321neo Family aircraft

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced a new major aircraft order with manufacturer Airbus.

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Wizz Air has signed a firm purchase agreement with Airbus for the delivery of 75 additional Airbus A321neo Family aircraft. With this new order, the airline takes its total order for the largest member of the Airbus singe aisle to 434. When delivered, Wizz Air will operate with more than 560 Airbus A320 Family aircraft.

Currently, the low-cost carrier is operating with a fleet of over 180 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, consisting of 48 Airbus A320 and 136 A321. The carrier operates six A320neo and 95 A321neo.

József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air explains: "With today's announcement, Wizz Air further reinforces its position as the largest A321neo Family operator in Europe and the Middle East. More than half our fleet has already been converted to cutting-edge neo technology. The A321neo’s unparalleled economic efficiency and remarkably low carbon footprint underpin our commitment to provide affordable and sustainable travel options for our customers. We have enjoyed a longstanding strategic partnership with Airbus and are steadfast in our commitment to this exceptional technology with one of the largest outstanding order books in the world of more than 350 neo aircraft.”

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, added: “Thanks to József’s stewardship, Wizz Air has steadily grown to become a formidable airline in the European skies and a great partner to Airbus. The investment in the A321neo is a solid foundation in Wizz Air’s continued expansion strategy. We thank József and everyone at Wizz Air for their unwavering confidence in our partnership and our products.”

After the COVID-19 lockdowns, air travel has reached pre-pandemic levels. Especially as leisure and low-cost carrier, Wizz Air will benefit from the ever-growing demand in European air travel. These new aircraft will help to strengthen the airline`s many hubs and will make operations more sustainable along the way.

Just recently, Wizz Air has become the first European airline to receive a China-assembled Airbus A321neo aircraft. The aircraft was manufactured in Tianjin and delivered with a 10% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Source © airbus.com

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