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Wizz Air Places Order for an Additional 75 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Wizz Air has today placed an order for 75 additional A321neo Family jets, taking their total orderbook to 434 of the type, and expanding their overall A320 Family fleet to 565 aircraft.

Wizz Air Airbus A321neo Rendering - Courtesy Airbus

On Wednesday (August 2, 2023), Airbus announced that Wizz Air Europe’s fastest growing ULCC, has ordered 75 additional Airbus A320neo aircraft. The incremental order expands the airline’s A321neo orderbook to 434 aircraft, and their overall A320 Family to 565 aircraft. An all-Airbus operator, Wizz currently operates a fleet of 180 A320 Family jets. The A321neo is the largest member of the A320neo Family, and offers unparalleled range and performance thanks to new generation engines and Sharklets. The new technologies combine to deliver an over 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption and emissions, as well as a 50 percent smaller noise footprint, compared to previous generation single-aisle aircraft. To date, over 5,200 A321neos have been ordered by customers worldwide.

In today’s announcement, Wizz Air’s CEO, József Váradi, said,

“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.” Also commenting on the additional Airbus A321neo Family order, Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, Christian Scherer, said,

“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.”

Budapest, Hungary-based Wizz Air is the fastest growing European ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) and operates an all Airbus A320 and A321 fleet of 179 aircraft. Wizz Air is the largest ULCC in Central and Eastern Europe and offering over 1,100 routes to/from 51 countries. During FY 2023 (ending March 31, 2023) the airline served approximately 51.1 million guests. Wizz Air offers superior guest service at exceptionally low fares. Shares in the company trade on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WIZZ.

Source(s): Airbus, Wizz Air

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