Budapest headquartered low-cost carrier Wizz Air has taken delivery of its first of 184 Airbus A321neo aircraft on order at an event in Hamburg.
The Central and Eastern European airline’s chief executive officer, József Váradi cut the ribbon (pictured above) to mark the delivery along with Airbus chief commercial officer, Christian Scherer.
The new generation aircraft is powered by two Pratt & Whitney GTF engines and features the widest single aisle cabin with 239 seats in a single class configuration and offers operators maximum flexibility, fuel efficiency and low operating costs.
Wizz Air operates a fleet of 108 Airbus A321 and A320 aircraft across Europe. With 5fiveA321ceo and 256 A321neo and A320neo aircraft on order, Wizz Air is the largest Airbus customer worldwide of that type.
Váradi said: “Today we approach the beginning of a new era in Wizz Air’s history. We are proud to welcome our first GTF-powered A321neo aircraft to our growing fleet – the first aircraft from the world’s largest single Airbus order.
“We are convinced that the A321neo will be game-changer aircraft for WIZZ, as we continue to grow at an industry-leading rate and expand our market reach across and beyond Europe.
“This next-step technology aircraft will enable us to become one of the greenest airlines while lowering our operating costs in the current macroeconomic environment, as we remain the lowest fare and lowest unit cost producer in Europe.
“Wizz Air will continue to stimulate demand for air travel in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond by offering the lowest fares to our customers, while still delivering a great customer experience on-board one of the youngest fleets.”