Wizz Air Firms-Up Order for 110 A321neo Aircraft
- A320neo Family orders top 4,300 aircraft
Wizz Air, the largest low cost carrier serving Eastern and Central Europe, has firmed-up a commitment signed in June at Le Bourget International Paris airshow for 110 A321neo aircraft. The agreement is the largest single order for the popular A321neo ever. The deal pushes firm NEO orders above 4,300 aircraft. This order includes the latest A321neo Airbus Cabin Flex configuration with 239 seats in 18 inch comfort standard.
Currently Wizz Air operates 63 A320 Family aircraft on one of Central and Eastern Europe’s most extensive networks with over 380 routes from 22 bases.
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“This order will help us to build on our strong market position in Central and Eastern Europe. It also provides significant flexibility to match our fleet to our growth requirements,” said József Váradi, Wizz Air Chief Executive Officer. “The new aircraft will enable us to sustain our cost advantage through cabin innovations, the latest engine technology and other efficiency improvements, while enhancing our customer offering and experience. Airbus is a key partner for us and we believe they have the best aircraft to serve our markets and we are happy to be continuing our longstanding relationship with them.”
“We are extremely happy Wizz Air has confirmed its confidence in our A320 Family. The A320neo Family which includes the A321neo deliver unbeatable productivity and fuel efficiency allowing Wizz Air to expand its network and services, ’’ said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers ‘’The A320 Family offers the lowest operating cost and the highest passenger comfort with the widest roomiest cabin which also helps with faster airport turnaround times”.
The A320neo Family aircraft offers the lowest operating costs of any single aisle aircraft delivering 15 per cent fuel burn reduction at entry into service, and 20 per cent by 2020, achieved through cabin innovations, latest engine technologies, and overall efficiency improvements.
With one aircraft in three sizes (A319neo, A320neo & A321neo), the A320neo Family, seating from 100 to 240 passengers, seamlessly covers the entire single-aisle segment from low to high-density configurations on domestic to longer range routes. To date, Airbus has sold more than 12,200 single aisle CEO and NEO aircraft and delivered over 6,700 CEO to more than 300 operators worldwide.
Source : Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA) - view original press release