Budget European carrier Wizz Air has announced plans to add 75 Airbus A321neo series aircraft to its backlog.
Orders for the entire A320 family at Wizz Air now stretch to a staggering 565 units. Meanwhile, 434 of those specifically are for the A321 series. It highlights how vital the low-cost company’s Airbus narrowbody is and will be for future decades.
With today’s announcement, Wizz Air further reinforces its position as the largest A321neo Family operator in Europe and the Middle East. More than half our fleet has already been converted to cutting-edge neo technology. The A321neo’s unparalleled economic efficiency and remarkably low carbon footprint underpin our commitment to provide affordable and sustainable travel options for our customers. We have enjoyed a longstanding strategic partnership with Airbus and are steadfast in our commitment to this exceptional technology with one of the largest outstanding order books in the world of more than 350 neo aircraft.József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air
With this commitment, Wizz Air also cements its place as an all-Airbus operator. Currently, the airline has 85 in-service aircraft.
However, their future growth plans are substantial and mean the need to welcome hundreds upon hundreds of new A320 family aircraft is a necessity.
Wizz Air has set its sights on the likes of Easyjet and Ryanair, and it wants to become a leading and even larger European budget carrier, being there for the people and offering an attractive route network.