Wizz Air to Acquire 75 Airbus A321neo Planes

Transport

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Low-cost airline Wizz Air has announced that it has given notice to Airbus to exercise its purchase rights in relation to 75 Airbus A321neo aircraft.

The 75 additional A321neo aircraft, most of which are expected to be delivered in 2028-29, underpin Wizz Air’s goal of more than tripling the size of its fleet by the end of the decade to become an airline of 500 aircraft, the company notes. 

The A321neo incorporates the latest technologies in aviation and offers significant environmental benefits, with a nearly 50% reduction in noise footprint, a 20% reduction in fuel consumption, and a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions.

Wizz Air currently has a fleet of 165 modern and efficient Airbus aircraft. Wizz Air operates one of the world’s youngest short-haul fleets.

József Váradi, Wizz Air's CEO says, "The combination of Wizz Air's ultra-low-cost operation and the market-leading Airbus A321neo aircraft together create a strong platform for Wizz Air's future growth in the coming decade as we further strengthen our position as one of the world's most sustainable airlines."

"We remain on track to become a 500 aircraft airline group by the end of the decade while delivering our commitment to reduce our already industry-leading CO2 emissions by 25% by 2030," he adds.  

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