Airbus: Boost for Broughton wingmakers as Wizz Air orders 75 new jets
There is good news for Broughton wingmakers this afternoon, Wizz Air, the fastest-growing ultra-low-cost airline in Europe, has signed a contract for an additional 75 A321neo Family aircraft.
This move takes Wizz Air’s total order for the largest member of the Airbus single aisle to 434 and overall A320 Family to 565 aircraft.
József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air, emphasised the airline’s commitment to sustainable travel, stating: “With today’s announcement, Wizz Air further reinforces its position as the largest A321neo Family operator in Europe and the Middle East.”
“The A321neo’s unparalleled economic efficiency and remarkably low carbon footprint underpin our commitment to provide affordable and sustainable travel options.”
Wizz Air’s partnership with Airbus has long been strategic, and the new contract solidifies the airline’s position in the aviation industry.
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, expressed gratitude for Wizz Air’s “unwavering confidence” in Airbus’ products, celebrating the airline as “a formidable airline in the European skies.”
The A321neo is renowned for its green credentials. By utilising new generation engines and Sharklets, the aircraft brings a 50 percent noise reduction and over 20 percent fuel savings and CO2 reduction compared to previous single-aisle aircraft. Its wider single-aisle cabin also maximises passenger comfort.
The wings for all A320 family jets are made at Airbus in Broughton.
With this investment, Wizz Air highlights its steadfast commitment to implementing cutting-edge technology, already having converted more than half of its fleet to this new technology.
The airline’s hefty order book of over 350 neo aircraft stands as one of the largest in the world.
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