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Nov 16, 2017

Wizz Air to purchase 146 new Airbus aircraft

“The next-step technology aircraft will enable us to continue to lower our operating costs as we drive towards our goal of Wizz Air being the lowest fare and lowest unit cost airline in Europe,” said Wizz Air CEO József Váradi

Hungary’s Wizz Air has announced that it will purchase 146 new Airbus A320neo family aircraft worth more than 17.2 billion USD at list price.

According to MTI, the Hungarian low-cost airline said that it would receive a discount on the order from Airbus.

Deliveries of the new aircraft will begin in 2022, but most will be distributed in 2025 and 2026. The airline also ordered the delivery of the 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft back in 2015.

“The next-step technology aircraft will enable us to continue to lower our operating costs as we drive towards our goal of Wizz Air being the lowest fare and lowest unit cost airline in Europe,” said Wizz Air CEO József Váradi.

If the new order is approved by Wizz Air’s shareholders, it will bring the airline’s outstanding orders with Airbus to 282 aircraft in total.