Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air has taken delivery of the first of 184 Airbus A321neos it has on order at Airbus’s Hamburg final assembly plant.

The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines and has a 239-seat, single-class layout.

Wizz Air is an all-Airbus operator, with more than 100 A320-family aircraft in its inventory and 261 more scheduled to be delivered.

Hungary-based Wizz is the largest customer worldwide for the A321neo model.

Wizz Air CEO József Váradi said, “We are convinced that the A321neo will be a game-changer aircraft for Wizz, as we continue to grow at an industry-leading rate and expand our market reach across and beyond Europe.

“This next-step technology aircraft will enable us to become one of the greenest airlines while lowering our operating costs in the current macroeconomic environment, as we remain the lowest fare and lowest unit cost producer in Europe.

“Wizz Air will continue to stimulate demand for travel in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond by offering the lowest fares to our customers, while still delivering a great customer experience on board one of the youngest fleets.”

Alan Dron alandron@adepteditorial.com