Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has taken delivery of its 119th aircraft and last new Airbus A321ceo, equipped with the manufacturer’s current engine option.
From now on, every new Airbus delivery to the Central and Eastern European carrier will be equipped with the more efficient new engine option (neo).
Wizz Air has 119 aircraft in its fleet (72 A320ceo, 41 A321ceo and six A321neo) while the airline has a record high (273 A320neo, A321neo and A321neo XLR) aircraft on order from Airbus, the largest order by any airline.
The order’s completion will bring the fleet to 300 aircraft as it targets carring 100 million passengers a year. The order includes 20 aircraft from the A321XLR (extra long range) variant, which will enable Wizz Air to fly routes of seven to eight hours with the same efficiency as well as on shorter routes.
The enhanced range capability of the A321XLR will allow Wizz Air to further expand its network and connect points that are currently out of reach.
Among airlines with at least 100 aircraft, Wizz Air operates the fourth youngest fleet worldwide, which it said is the youngest among low-cost airlines, with an average aircraft age of 5.43 years, citing data from airline intelligence provider ch.aviation.