Posted on: 23 September 2016 by Mark Howells
Wizz Air has begun a testing tour of an Airbus A321neo for its pilots after presenting the aircraft at Budapest Airport.
A team of Wizz Air captains, including Zoltan Szabo, the carrier’s chief pilot, will fly from Budapest to seven European destinations to test the A321neo’s handling characteristics.
Diederik Pen, Wizz Air’s COO, commented, “We are happy to start testing the Airbus A321neo aircraft, to be added to our fleet from 2019. We are confident that the new aircraft will enable us to further reduce operating costs for our business and provide our passengers with the lowest fares on our diverse route network. Besides enhancing our customer offering and experience we are also proud to decrease our environmental footprint through the significant eco-friendly improvements brought along by the pioneer technology of the A321neos.”
In 2019, Wizz Air is due to begin taking delivery of 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft ordered at the Paris Air Show in 2015. The deliveries are scheduled to continue until the end of 2024.
Wizz Air currently operates 63 Airbus A320s and 10 A321ceos.