European ultra-low-cost carrier Wizz Air, renowned for its rapid expansion, has solidified a firm agreement for an additional 75 A321neo Family aircraft. This latest acquisition brings Wizz Air’s total order for the largest member of the Airbus single-aisle family to 434 and elevates its A320 Family commitment to 565 aircraft.
József Váradi, the CEO of Wizz Air, expressed his enthusiasm for this new agreement: “Today’s announcement signifies Wizz Air’s further consolidation as the leading operator of the A321neo Family in Europe and the Middle East. We’ve already transitioned more than half of our fleet to the innovative neo technology. The A321neo’s unmatched economic efficiency and impressively low carbon footprint align with our dedication to providing affordable, sustainable travel options. Our strategic partnership with Airbus, which has been longstanding and fruitful, is further cemented with one of the largest outstanding order books in the world, exceeding 350 neo aircraft.”
Operating solely with Airbus, Wizz Air‘s fleet currently comprises over 180 A320 Family aircraft.
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International recognizes the airline’s progress under József’s leadership: “Wizz Air’s growth trajectory to becoming a formidable force in European aviation, all while being a loyal partner to Airbus, is commendable. The investment in the A321neo is a testament to Wizz Air’s ambitious expansion strategy. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to József and the entire Wizz Air team for their unwavering trust in our partnership and products.”
The A321neo is the largest member of the Airbus A320neo Family, boasting unmatched range and performance. Equipped with new generation engines and Sharklets, the A321neo delivers a 50% noise reduction, over 20% fuel savings, and CO2 reduction compared to its previous generation counterparts while ensuring maximum passenger comfort in the industry’s widest single-aisle cabin. Currently, the A321neo has received nearly 5,200 orders from customers worldwide.