The first Airbus A321ceo Wizz Air and the demonstration flight London - Birmingham (Photo / Video)
About two weeks ago, Wizz Air began operations with its first Airbus A321ceo (HA-LXA), an airplane with a capacity of 230 of seats. On 24 November 2015, at the invitation of Wizz Air, the online publication AirlinesTravel.ro participated in a demonstration flight between London Luton and Birmingham, aboard the aircraft Airbus A321ceo.
First A321ceo al Wizz Air commenced daily commercial flights between Budapest and London Luton Airport from 20 November. Following this delivery, Wizz Air has an additional order of 26 A321ceo aircraft currently in production at Airbus, which will be delivered to 2018, including a second in December this year and 9 aircraft in the 2016 calendar year. The first 4 A321ceo will be allocated to the Budapest base, and subsequent deliveries will be implemented on the most popular Wizz Air routes under development. Starting with 2016, Airbus A321ceo aircraft will also be allocated to the bases in Warsaw and Bucharest.
We remind you that this year, at the Paris Air Show, Wizz Air noted with an additional order of 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft with delivery time between 2019 and 2024.
"The biggest benefit for our passengers is the lower fares we can offer as a result of the increased efficiency of the A321ceo aircraft compared to the current A320", says John Stephenson, Wizz Air Executive Vice President. "A321 has a new, modern interior and will have reduced effects on the environment."
“We are pleased and welcome Wizz Air as the new operator of A321. The A321ceo aircraft will increase capacity on the most popular Wizz Air routes and allow the airline to benefit from the lowest cost per seat in a single-aisle aircraft, ” says Christopher Buckley, Airbus Executive Vice President for Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific. "We are confident that A321ceo will help Wizz Air effectively respond to the growing demand for air transportation, and the company will benefit from the best in-class comfort, operational economy and fuel efficiency in the range. reference A320 ".
With the addition of A321ceo, the largest member of the A320 family, Wizz Air is meeting the growing demand for low-cost travel in Central and Eastern Europe. In the first half of fiscal year 2016 (year ending March 2016), Wizz Air carried 10,7 millions of passengers, an increase of 20% over the similar period of fiscal year 2015, and the load factor increased to 90,7 percent.
Wizz Air recently announced a leasing agreement with CDB Leasing (the leasing division of China Development Bank) to finance 6 Airbus A321ceo aircraft, including the two A321 delivered this year.
The experience with the Airbus A321ceo Wizz Air was a pleasant and comfortable one. Airbus A321ceo is the current engine option and is the model delivered to the company up to 2018. Wizz Air uses the IAE V2500 engine on A320ceo and A321ceo aircraft.
The first A321ceo comes equipped with the new interior announced with the new livery Wizz Air, in May 2015. To my surprise, I actually sit in A321ceo Wizz Air, although it is configured in a class with 230 seating capacity. And I mention that it is very quiet compared to the older generation aircraft.
(Photo / Video: Sorin Rusi @ Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro)