Wizz Air orders 50 Airbus A320s
3 September 2009
Low fares airline Wizz Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to buy 50 more A320s taking their total orders up to 132 aircraft. All Wizz Air aircraft will be configured in a comfortable single-class layout, seating 180 passengers. No choice of engine has been made yet.
The new A320 order will allow Wizz Air to reinforce and expand its extensive network established at eleven operating bases, in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Czech Republic. It will also allow the airline to add new destinations to its 130 existing routes. This new large A320 order will enable Wizz Air reinforce its position as the leading airline in the region over the next decade.
Wizz Air already operates a young and eco-efficient Airbus fleet of 24 A320s.
“The new order is consistent with our growth plan and underpins our aspiration to become the airline of choice in Central and Eastern Europe. The aircraft economics of the Airbus A320 is instrumental for us to deliver the business at the lowest possible cost in order to make our low fares accessible to an ever increasing customer base. This new commitment also reflects on the robust nature of our business, even in a challenging market environment.” said József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air.
"In only five years, Wizz Air supported by lead investor Indigo Partners has developed into a formidable success story, and we are delighted they did it with our Airbus aircraft. The A320 is undoubtedly the world’s favorite single-aisle aircraft, offering superb economics and high passenger appeal. It is also the most eco-efficient aircraft of it category” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers.
“This milestone order is yet another demonstration of the market superiority of the A320.”