Posted on: 12 July 2016 by Mark Howells
WOW air has placed its first firm order with Airbus for four A321s equipped with CFM engines in a deal valued at US$459.6 million at list prices.
The airline currently operates 11 Airbus aircraft – consisting of three A330-300s, two Airbus A320-200s and six A321s – across 30 international routes between Europe and North America.
The first two new A321 aircraft are due to be delivered in 2017 followed by the remaining two in 2018, bringing the carrier’s fleet to 15 in total.
Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW air (pictured right), commented, “We are thrilled to be adding these brand new A321 aircraft to our fast-growing fleet. WOW air is becoming one of the leading low-cost long-haul airlines in the world and we look forward to expanding even further through our successful partnership with Airbus.”
“We are very pleased to welcome WOW air as a new Airbus customer,” continued Fabrice Brégier, president and CEO of Airbus (pictured left). “The new aircraft will fit seamlessly into the airline’s current all Airbus fleet, thanks to Airbus’ fleet commonality. The A321 will offer WOW air the lowest operational costs and the highest seat comfort and widest cabins for its passengers.”