Budapest - Wizz Air plans to triple its fleet of currently 87 Airbus aircraft over the next nine years. The Hungarian low-cost carrier is part of the US investor Indigo Partners w recently ordered 430 A320neo aircraft from Airbus.

Following the purchase of 256 Airbus A320-series and the retirement of older aircraft, fleet size will reach 282 in 2026, said Jozsef Varadi, co-founder and the CEO at Wizz Air, to the Budapest business daily "Vilaggazdasag" (World Economy).

Wizz Air can count on the Indigo order with 72 A320neo and 74 A321neo.

"From 2022 we will be commissioning the first copies of the Airbus A320neo. A320neo is expected to bring a significant reduction in fuel costs. This will lower ticket prices, which will stimulate demand for air travel," he added.

Wizz Air can count on the Indigo order with 72 A320neo and 74 A321neo. The remaining aircraft will be distributed by Indigo to its subsidiaries Frontier Airlines, JetSmart and Volaris.

Wizz Air currently serves 144 destinations in 43 countries. In the 2016/17 financial year, the Hungarian low-cost carried 24 million passengers. Airbus had announced a 49.5 billion dollar deal with Indigo Partners last month at the Dubai Airshow.