Wizz Air receives first Airbus A320neo

Wizz Air Airbus A321neo
One of Wizz Air's Airbus A321neo aircraft. Photo: © Marvin Mutz

Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air has received its first Airbus A320neo jet, which joins the airline’s existing all-Airbus fleet.

The brand new aircraft performed its first flight on May 6th and left the Airbus production site in Hamburg Finkenwerder (IATA: XFW) on May 29th.

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, an Entry-Into-Service date has not yet been set. At the moment, Wizz Air only flies a limited flight schedule but expects to operate more flights within Europe in the coming months. Furthermore, the carrier has recently announced new bases at four airports and new routes for this summer season.

Wizz Air and its subsidiary Wizz Air UK currently operate an all-Airbus fleet of Airbus A321 and A320 family aircraft, mostly ‘ceo’ versions. The airline has started to add A320neo family aircraft to its fleet; In March 2019, Wizz Air took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo. Besides additional A320neo and A321neo airplanes, Wizz Air will receive Airbus A321XLR aircraft. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 20 A321XLR jets was signed during the Paris Air Show last year.