2 minute read - 3rd August 2023
Airbus 2023 orders continue with latest Wizz Air deal
Wizz Air, the Hungarian ultra-low-cost airline, has signed a firm contract for 75 additional A321neo Family aircraft, taking its total order for the largest member of the Airbus single- aisle to 434 – and for Wizz’s A320 Family overall to 565 aircraft. Wizz Air is an all Airbus operator with a fleet of over 180 A320 Family aircraft currently in operation.
By incorporating new generation engines and Sharklets, the A321neo brings a 50% noise reduction and more than 20% fuel savings and CO2 reduction compared to previous generation single-aisle aircraft, while maximising passenger comfort in the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky.
To date, nearly 5,200 A321neos have been ordered by customers across the globe. All wings on Airbus commercial aircraft are designed in the UK, with the majority built in North Wales.
József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air, 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.”
Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International, 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.”