ADVERTISEMENT

Wizz Air to order 146 Airbus aircraft

Transport

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air on Wednesday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus on the purchase of a further 146 Airbus A320neo family aircraft worth more than USD 17.2 billion at list price, state news agency MTI reported.

Wizz Air noted that it would get discounts on the order from Airbus.    Deliveries will start in 2022, but Wizz Air will receive most of the aircraft in 2025 and 2026, following the delivery of 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft the airline ordered in 2015.   

"The next-step technology aircraft will enable us to continue to lower our operating costs as we drive towards our goal of Wizz Air being the lowest-fare and lowest unit-cost airline in Europe," said Wizz Air CEO József Váradi.

Provided the new order is approved by Wizz Airʼs shareholders, it will bring the airlineʼs outstanding orders with Airbus to 282 aircraft.

ADVERTISEMENT

Rate-setters augur slower decline in CPI in 2022 Analysis

Rate-setters augur slower decline in CPI in 2022

Lawmakers approve residency permit for digital nomads Parliament

Lawmakers approve residency permit for digital nomads

The strongest move - Morgan Stanley Hungary head and Chess F... Podcasts

The strongest move - Morgan Stanley Hungary head and Chess F...

ITM, capital gov't agree on support for public transport City

ITM, capital gov't agree on support for public transport

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.