Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wizz Air Aviation 100 European Airline of the year

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has taken the top prize of ‘European Airline of the Year’ at Aviation 100. The award was received by Owain Jones, Wizz Air’s Chief Corporate Officer, at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers London 2017 conference gala dinner in London.

Aviation 100 praised Wizz Air for its outstanding year of growth, which has seen the airline achieve record passenger numbers, further expand its far-reaching network and announce a game-changing order of 146 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft at the Dubai Airshow. 

Winners of the high-profile awards, which recognize the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry, are decided primarily by an industry-wide survey sent out to a global distribution list of more than 10,000 names over a two-month period. Nominations for each category are also accepted and are judged using a combination of points awarded for specific criteria. Aviation 100 ranks the top ten performers in each category with the winner receiving a coveted outstanding achievement award.

Wizz Air Chief Corporate Officer, Owain Jones commented:

"We are proud to receive this prestigious award which once again confirms that Wizz Air is a great business as well as a great airline. 2017 has been a very exciting year for Wizz Air, as we delivered outstanding growth of over 24% and record passenger numbers, increased our route network to over 550 routes across 43 countries and introduced a number of innovative enhancements to our customers’ experience. Our game-changing order of an additional 146 latest-technology Airbus A320neo family aircraft will enable us to continue to grow over the upcoming decade, meaning ever-more lowest fare travel opportunities across Europe and beyond as we continue our drive to become Europe’s undisputed lowest cost airline. In 2018 we’ll remain focused on stimulating customer demand and making low-cost air travel accessible for all while delivering a great experience onboard one of the youngest aircraft fleets in Europe”.

 The airlines' results in November 2017, showed the carrier continued to expand its network, operations and customer offering with the following announcements:

Route network expansion with 22 new routes announced to/from Poland (10x), Romania (5x), the UK (5x) and Ukraine (2x).
UK expansion with the acquisition of additional slots/stands from Monarch Airlines at London-Luton taking the total number of based aircraft to seven in 2018.     
Fleet expansion with the delivery of a brand new Airbus A321ceo aircraft, taking the fleet number to a total of 87.
Growth plans and cost position to 2026 further strengthened with an order of an additional 146 Airbus A320neo family aircraft.

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