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Wizz Air makes its fleet sustainable with the A321 NEO state-of-the art daily from Budapest to Eindhoven Airport

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The Hungarian airline Wizz Air will be flying daily with the new state-of-the-art Airbus A321 NEO from Budapest to Eindhoven Airport. The A321 NEO offers significant environmental benefits. With the purchase of this aircraft, Wizz Air is commencing its fleet renewal and making it more sustainable also for Eindhoven Airport. The new aircraft will replace the Airbus A321 CEO. The A321 NEO emits more than 50 percent less CO2 than the current A321 CEO. The new airplane significant decreases emission of nitric oxide / nitrogen dioxide, with around 43 percent less nitrogen monoxide / nitrogen dioxide average per flight.

In addition, the aircraft is more sustainable than the current Wizz Air A321 CEO aircraft. For example, fuel consumption per flight, regardless of destination, is about sixteen percent lower than the A321 CEO. In 2019, Wizz Air will operate around 700 flights from Eindhoven Airport with this new aircraft. That is around 10% of the total number of flight movements that Wizz Air plans to  perform at Eindhoven Airport in 2019. The new airplane has 239 seats, which  is 9 seats more than the current A321 CEO.

Jozsef Varadi, CEO of Wizz Air: “We are convinced that the A321neo will be 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”

 

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About Eindhoven Airport

Eindhoven Airport is the second largest airport in the Netherlands with over 6 million passengers in 2018. The airport serves Brainport region and connects it with Europe and makes the region internationally accessible in balance with surroundings. The convenience for the passenger comes from the airport Álways Easy’ strategy. Flights depart from Eindhoven Airport to over 80 destinations. Speed and the total airport experience are its added values. With 2000 direct jobs the airport has grown into one of the region's largest employers. Business responsibility is part of our DNA. Continuously we pay attention to the balance between international connectivity, the environment, sustainability and the quality of live. The owners of Eindhoven Airport NV are the Schiphol Group, the province Noord-Brabant and Eindhoven city.

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