Wizz Air fleet among world's youngest

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Low cost carrier Wizz Air, which boasts bases in Belgrade, Skopje and Tuzla, and operates across all markets in the former Yugoslavia, has the fourth youngest fleet in the world among airlines with more than 100 aircraft, according to the Swiss aviation data analysis center "Ch-aviation". On average, Wizz planes are 5.43 years old. In Europe, only Russia's Aeroflot has a younger fleet, with an average age of 4.7 years. The two other airlines with younger aircraft are Hainan Airlines (5.06 years), and Saudia (5.13 years). Wizz Airʼs British subsidiary Wizz Air UK has the second youngest standing fleet among subsidiaries in the world, with the average age of 0.95 years. The youngest fleet is operated by Norwegian Air Sweden (0.74 years). Wizz Air's fleet is becoming increasingly environmentally friendly as it continues to acquire new aircraft, the airline says. Its first Airbus A321neo jet arrived at its Budapest base in March. Currently, a total of six such planes are in service in Budapest. The airline currently has 274 aircraft orders, including twenty A321XLR long-range planes. “Safety remains the first and foremost concern for Wizz Air, and for years we have been continuously expanding and rejuvenating our well-maintained fleet with new aircraft”, Diederik Pen, the airline's Executive Vice President and Group Chief Operating Officer, said.

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  1. When will they expand in Ljubljana? Is Charleroi comming back in SS2020?

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    1. To me it is also not clear whether they continuoe flying next year or not?

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  2. What's the point of becoming increasingly environmentally friendly when the essence of the business is to incentivize non-essential travel by offering 10-20 eur tickets? Each seat burns 20-30kg of fuel on a typical flight length, costing less than 1 eur in total ticket price to burn 1kg of jet fuel. That's like burning one sq. km of Amazon forest to get 1kg of beef #flygskam

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    1. Thats only a myth. They indeed charge on average much much more from a passenger than 10=20 euro tickets. Just that some passengers fall into their trap and feel they are flying cheap.

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    2. Pressed between public outrage over Amazon fires and Greenland meltdown, EU governments will start clamping down on wasteful travel. Dozen EUR for unnecessary LCC ticket will be low hanging fruit for EU eco enforcers.

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    3. Those who encourage less air travel should be banned from flying.

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  3. Isn't there a chance for JU to buy some older W6 jets, more specifically A320? They can deploy them on the busier routes to ZRH, CPH, PRG, etc.

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    1. A319 is perfect for JU as it can be used in both winter and summer, A320 is great in summer, not so much in winter. 1 A319 will probably join the fleet next year.

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  4. Having a young fleet doesn't make flying Wizz Air any safer then flying a 30+ year old Boeing 737.

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    1. I can show you couple of 30 years old Boeing parts and you'll definitely change your mind.

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    2. You don't think airlines that fly Boeing aircraft replace old parts/maintain their fleets?

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  5. New aircraft but old technology Airbus320 is in production since 1987.
    The 1987 model operated by Bulgarian Air and 2018 model of Airbus320-Wizz air has the same type of engines IAEV25 only different year of production that is reality.
    Wizz air has only 1 NEW321 Neo airplane.
    Samuel from Macedonia

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