Total Wizz Air orders for A321neo now stands at 434 aircraft

  • The aviation industry is experiencing a surge in jet orders as airlines expand post-COVID.
  • The A321neo, Airbus's largest single-aisle jet, competes closely with Boeing's 737 MAX.
  • Wizz Air's CEO, József Váradi, praises the A321neo for its economic efficiency and eco-friendliness.

TOULOUSE — Airbus confirmed on Wednesday its success in securing an order from Wizz Air for 75 more A321neo aircraft, bringing Wizz Air's overall commitment to 434 of these jets. Amid a resurgent demand for air travel post-pandemic, airlines are ambitiously expanding their fleets, causing jet orders to soar.

The vigorous competition in the aviation market is evident, with the A321neo, Airbus’s flagship single-aisle jet, vying for dominance against Boeing's 737 MAX. These aircraft aim to cater to the rising airline requirements for greater capacity and extended range.

In a statement from Airbus, József Váradi, Wizz Air's Chief Executive, extolled the A321neo’s commendable "economic efficiency" and its commitment to sustainability with its "low carbon footprint."

As the race to fulfill airline demands heats up, American Airlines also revealed on Wednesday its ongoing discussions with both Airbus and Boeing concerning a potential order for new narrowbody aircraft.