Wizz Air (WIZZ), one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, has taken delivery of its 100th A320 Family aircraft, an A321ceo, at an event in Budapest Airport. The event was attended by Mr. Levente Magyar, Hungary’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. József Váradi, WIZZ’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Andreas Kramer, Airbus Vice President Sales Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as well as Mrs. Jessica Villardi, Pratt & Whitney Regional Vice President, Europe, Russia & CIS.
“Wizz Air started to operate its first Airbus aircraft 14 years ago. Today Wizz Air has become a true success story, and we are proud to have played a major role in this journey, providing the most efficient aircraft with the lowest operating costs combined with unbeatable comfort in the widest single aisle cabin in the skies, ” said Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.
The aircraft carrying a special livery to mark the occasion is powered by IAE engines and configured with 230 seats. It is also equipped with “Smart Lavs”, an optimised lavatory design providing more cabin length for more seats and improved seat recline for more comfort.
The aircraft will be deployed on WIZZ’s extensive regional and international network covering 141 destinations across 44 countries in Europe and beyond.
WIZZ will take delivery of 268 additional A320 family aircraft over the coming years.
Wizz Air, legally incorporated as Wizz Air Hungary Ltd., is a Hungarian low-cost airline with its head office in Budapest. The airline serves many cities across Europe and the Middle East. It has the largest fleet of any Hungarian airline, although it is not a flag carrier, and currently serves 42 countries.
In November 2017 Wizz Announced that they are planning to launch a British division called Wizz Air UK. The airline is to be based at London Luton, taking advantage of a number of take-off and landing slots acquired from Monarch Airlines when the latter entered administration in 2017. The airline has applied to the CAA for an AOC and Operating Licence. It is expected that the airline will launch operations in March 2018 using British registered aircraft. Wizz Air UK will start to take over the flights to the UK that are currently operated by Wizz Air. Wizz Air said that the airline will employ up to 100 staff by the end of 2018.