Airbus A321neo illustrated in Wizz Air livery.

Low-Cost Airline Ups its Airbus Commitment

Aug. 2, 2023
With a new order for 75 narrow-body jets, worth up to $4.35 billion, Wizz Air is due to acquire a total of 434 lengthened-fuselage A321neos.

Low-cost airline Wizz Air agreed to acquire 75 new A321neo aircraft, extending its total commitment to that version of the Airbus twin-engine narrow-body series to 434 jets. In total, Wizz Air has committed to buying 565 aircraft from the Airbus A320 series. It is the largest A321neo operator in Europe.

The A321neo is the “lengthened fuselage variant” of Airbus’ narrow-body A320neo series, with capacity for 240 passengers, depending on configuration.

Airbus did not report the value of its new order, which may be worth as much as $4.35 billion at listed prices.

Wizz Air, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, serves nearly 200 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. It is one of the airline holdings of Phoenix-based Indigo Partners, which has booked multiple orders for the narrow-body Airbus models. Currently, Wizz Air has more than 180 A320 aircraft in service.

"The A321neo’s unparalleled economic efficiency and remarkably low carbon footprint underpin our commitment to provide affordable and sustainable travel options for our customers,” Wizz Air CEO József Váradi commented. “We have enjoyed a longstanding strategic partnership with Airbus and are steadfast in our commitment to this exceptional technology, with one of the largest outstanding order books in the world of more than 350 neo aircraft.”

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