Wizz Air has exercised options to purchase 75 additional A321 neo aircraft.

The options relate to a previous order for 75 A321 neos and 27 A321 XLRs, which was made in November 2021.

Subject to approval by shareholders, the additional aircraft will be delivered between 2028 and 2029.

The Hungarian airline currently operates a fleet of 165 A320 and A321 aircraft, having taken delivery of its first A320 neo in June 2020, and continues to target a fleet of 500 aircraft by 2030.

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By comparison Ryanair already has a fleet of over 500 aircraft, with around 140 further planes on order.

Commenting on the news Jozsef Varadi, Wizz Air’s chief executive officer, said:

“The combination of Wizz Air’s ultra-low cost operation and the market-leading Airbus A321 neo aircraft together create a strong platform for Wizz Air’s future growth in the coming decade as we further strengthen our position as one of the world’s most sustainable airlines.

“We remain on track to become a 500 aircraft airline group by the end of the decade while delivering our commitment to reduce our already industry-leading CO2 emissions by 25 per cent by 2030.”