Wizz Air Hungary, the largest Central and Eastern European low cost - low fare airline, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices. The carrier becomes one of the first Eastern European Airlines to do so, following the delivery in March of the first A320 with Sharklets to Wizz Air Ukraine. Wizz Air’s cumulative orders stand at 112 aircraft. Including this delivery, Wizz Air Hungary’s in service fleet rises to 38 A320 Family aircraft.
Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices that improve the aircraft’s aerodynamics and significantly cut the airline’s fuel burn and emissions by four per cent on longer sectors. Sharklets are an option on A320 Family aircraft. They offer the flexibility to A320 Family operators of either adding around 100 nautical miles more range or allowing an increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: May 1, 2013