On Tuesday, Wizz Air’s CEO József Váradi visited Katowice Airport (KTW) in the newest Airbus A321. The aircraft was officially presented at the airport for the first time. The carrier has also celebrated 12 years of its presence at KTW.
The Airbus A321ceo is the most efficient single-aisle passenger aircraft and was first deployed in Wizz Air’s fleet in November 2015 at the Budapest base. Budapest now has four A321 aircraft flying its more popular routes. The fifth aircraft will join the fleet on 20th of May. „We will see the first A321 in Katowice Airport at the beginning of 2017” – said József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air.
The aircraft’s superior operating economics mean that Wizz Air will offer more seats to more destinations at lowest fares at the same time as delivering the lowest emissions and noise footprint in its class.
In addition to the refreshed livery now appearing more frequently in the fleet and shown at the airshow, the A321ceos feature new interior colors, a lighter cabin ambiance, soft leather seats, and more cabin seating choices.
Wizz Air will take 30 of the current version A321 aircraft through 2018 and then begin accepting delivery of an upgraded model, the A321neo, featuring advanced engine technology. The continued investment in new technology reflect Wizz Air’s commitment to become the most efficient airline in Europe and this, in turn, will help ensure that Wizz Air remains Central and Eastern Europe’s largest low-cost fare airline, the carrier reports.
Since its first flight in 2004, Wizz Air has constantly expanded its operations in Katowice. The airline now has five aircraft based at Katowice Airport and employs 214 dedicated crew in the city. In 2015, Wizz Air carried more than 1,5 million passengers on its low-fare Katowice routes, supporting over 1 000 local jobs. The airline now offers a total of 31 routes to 14 countries from Katowice.