Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air added the 100th aircraft to its fleet in Budapest on Monday. Wizz Air has committed orders for a further 268 aircraft for delivery until the end of 2026.
Wizz Air expects to carry 100 million passengers a year by that time, supported by a staff of 10,000, national news agency MTI reported.
"When we started Wizz Air in 2004, we knew that the airline would change peopleʼs lives, making flying affordable for more people than ever before," CEO József Váradi was quoted as saying. "Our absolute focus on achieving the lowest possible operating cost, and so provide the lowest fares to market, has seen Wizz Air become a 100-aircraft airline just 14 years after our first flight," he added.
Ferenc Liszt International Airport has become one of the fastest growing airports in the world thanks in part to Wizz Air, said Jost Lammers, CEO of airport operator Budapest Airport. Wizz Air has served 26 million passengers at the airport since 2004, he added.
Wizz Air also announced on Monday the establishment of a foundation that will support health, education, child care and emergency aid.