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Wizz Air signs contract on fleet expansion

Transport

LaMography

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air has signed a cooperation agreement with Airbus to purchase 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft, worth $13.7 billion, to change and expand its fleet, the airline announced today.

(Photo: LaMography/Christian Keszthelyi)

The announcement notes that Wizz Air is purchasing another 48 aircraft from Airbus - 21 A320ceo and 27 A321ceo planes - of which the first is scheduled to fly in November. The planes are expected to be delivered by 2018.

The remaining 110 planes will be delivered to the airline between 2019-2024, the announcement added. Wizz Air is aiming to replace 51 aircraft from its fleet with the new planes, while the additional planes will be used to expand the fleet, the announcement added.

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