Hungarian low-fare airline Wizz Air added the hundredth aircraft to its fleet in Budapest on Monday.
Wizz Air celebrated the event with the unveiling of a special livery on a Wizz Air Airbus A321.
“When we started Wizz Air in 2004, we knew that the airline would change people’s lives, making flying affordable for more people than ever before. Our absolute focus on achieving the lowest possible operating cost and, so, provide the lowest fares to market have seen Wizz Air become a 100 aircraft airline just 14 years after our first flight,” said CEO József Váradi.
Wizz Air has committed orders for a further 268 aircraft for delivery until the end of 2026. It expects to carry 100 million passengers a year by that time, supported by a staff of 10,000.
Liszt Ferenc International has become one of the fastest growing airports in the world thanks in part to Wizz Air, said Jost Lammers, CEO of airport operator Budapest Airport. Wizz Air has served 26 million passengers at the airport since 2004, he added.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade state secretary Levente Magyar said Hungary’s government would provide Wizz Air with all of the support in its power to help it achieve success in the coming years.
Wizz Air also announced on Monday the establishment of a foundation that will support health, education, child care and emergency aid.
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