Wizz Air, a Hungarian ultra-low-cost airline, intends to exercise its option to buy 75 Airbus A321neo passenger aircraft in order to increase its fleet size to 500 aircraft by the end of 2030.
According to Wizz Air CEO Jozsef Varadi, the airline and European aircraft manufacturer Airbus have come to an agreement for the supply of 75 Airbus A321neo aircraft sometime between 2028 and 2029.
“We remain on track to become a 500 aircraft airline group by the end of the decade while delivering our commitment to reducing our already industry-leading CO2 emissions by 25 percent by 2030,” Váradi said as reported by Business Insider on September 15, 2022.
“The combination of Wizz Air’s ultra-low-cost operation and the market-leading Airbus A321neo aircraft together create a strong platform for Wizz Air’s future growth in the coming decade as we further strengthen our position as one of the world’s most sustainable airlines,” the CEO was quoted as saying.
Wizz Air stated that it had signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of 102 Airbus A321 aircraft in November 2021. Wizz Air presently operates 153 Airbus family aircraft. The order at the time included 27 A321XLRs and 75 A321neos.