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Wizz Air is to look to introduce routes of up to eight hours with its order for 20 Airbus A321XLR aircraft.
The Hungary-based low-cost carrier will configure the aircraft with 239 seats when they are delivered over a three-year period starting in 2023.
Jozsef Varadi, Wizz Air's chief executive, said: "The A321XLR is the most cost-efficient aircraft of its type and represents a significant opportunity for Wizz Air to further expand its network and connect points on the Wizz map that are currently out of reach, given the enhanced range capability of the aircraft.
“Today, we are flying a number of five to six hour routes with great satisfaction to our customers, so the XLR will extend our outstanding value and service proposition on routes of seven to eight hours of flying.”
The announcement means that Wizz currently has “firm” order with Airbus for 276 aircraft for deliveries through to 2026.