Airbus: Hungarian low cost carrier confirms order for 110 A321 jets worth around £9bn
Wizz Air, the largest low-cost carrier serving Eastern and Central Europe, has firmed up a commitment signed in June at Le Bourget International Paris airshow for 110 A321neo aircraft.
The agreement is the largest single order for the popular A321neo ever. The deal pushes firm NEO orders above 4,300 aircraft.
This order includes the latest A321neo Airbus Cabin Flex configuration with 239 seats in 18 inch comfort standard.
Currently Wizz Air operates 63 A320 Family aircraft on one of Central and Eastern Europe’s most extensive networks with over 380 routes from 22 bases.
József Váradi, Wizz Air Chief Executive Officer said:
“This order will help us to build on our strong market position in Central and Eastern Europe. It also provides significant flexibility to match our fleet to our growth requirements,
John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers said:
“We are extremely happy Wizz Air has confirmed its confidence in our A320 Family. The A320neo Family which includes the A321neo deliver unbeatable productivity and fuel efficiency allowing Wizz Air to expand its network and services.”
In a busy month of commercial activity forAirbus the order book was boosted with transactions for 346 aircraft across its single-aisle and widebody product lines. The 44 deliveries during the month involved Airbus’ single-aisle A320 Family aircraft along with widebody A330s and A380s.
As a result, total orders for the A320neo (new engine option) product line surpassed 4,000 (increasing to 4,193) and the company marked another new industry-record with a backlog of almost 6,700 aircraft to be delivered.
August’s new bookings were paced by IndiGo’s order for 250 A320neo jetliners. This brings total A320 Family aircraft being acquired by the Indian domestic airline to 530, comprising both NEO and CEO (current engine option) versions.
Also in August, an unnamed customer ordered 32 A320neo aircraft along with eight A320ceos, while British Airways and Vueling ordered 10 A320neos each as part of the International Airlines Group (IAG) order announced on 6 August. Completing the single-aisle business was an undisclosed customer’s signing for three NEO jetliners in the ACJ320neo corporate jet configuration.
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