The order brings Wizz Air’s total order for the type to 434, with its total A320 family fleet and commitment to 565.
The all-Airbus airline currently has 180 A320 family aircraft in service and the orders make it the largest A321neo operator in Europe.
József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air said: “With today’s announcement, Wizz Air further reinforces its position as the largest A321neo Family operator in Europe and the Middle East. More than half our fleet has already been converted to cutting-edge neo technology. The A321neo’s unparalleled economic efficiency and remarkably low carbon footprint underpin our commitment to provide affordable and sustainable travel options for our customers. 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.”
Wizz Air recently came under fire when the low-cost operator was ordered by the UK’s regulator to re-look at all claims for expenses since April 2022 following complaints it wasn’t honouring its obligations over delayed and cancelled flights.
The airline will hope by remaining competitive with reliable, modern and fuel-efficient fleet it can win back the trust of passengers in the UK, particularly with its subsidiary, Wizz Air UK.
“Thanks to József’s stewardship, Wizz Air has steadily grown to become a formidable airline in the European skies and a great partner to Airbus. The investment in the A321neo is a solid foundation in Wizz Air’s continued expansion strategy. We thank József and everyone at Wizz Air for their unwavering confidence in our partnership and our products,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.
The A321neo is the largest member of Airbus’ A320neo Family, offering unparalleled range and performance bringing a 50 percent noise reduction and more than 20 percent fuel savings and CO2 reduction compared to previous generation single-aisle aircraft.
So far nearly 5,200 A321neos have been ordered by customers across the globe.