Budapest, Hungary - The Hungarian low-cost operator Wizz Air has received its final Airbus A321ceo from an order package of 112 A320 family jets (72 A320 and 40 A321).
Besides the A320ceo (current engine option) the A321ceo has played a key role in the growth of the European budget carrier, which represents nearly half of its fleet.
Wizz Air's final Airbus A321 registered HA-LTI is equipped with V2500 engines from the Swiss-based engine manufacturer International Aero Engines, which also powers the McDonnell Douglas MD-90, and the Embraer KC-390.
The A321-200 fleet of Wizz Air will stay in service with 41 aircraft by the end of 2024. The airline will begin to phase out its A321ceos gradually from 2025.
Wizz Air has 256 Airbus A320neo (new engine option) family jets (70 A320neo and 186 A321neo) on order from Airbus Commercial Aircraft. It has already taken delivery of six A321neo, but no A320neo delivery yet.
The carrier will also add 20 jets to its fleet from the Airbus's newly launched A321XLR program when the US investor Indigo Partners firm up its order commitment signed with the European aircraft manufacturer during the Paris Air Show this year in June.
A321XLR, the ultra-long-range variant of the Airbus's single-aisle jet family will be available from 2023.