Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, proudly announces it was named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by Air Transport World (ATW), one of the largest multimedia information and services providers for the global airline market. The award was handed over to József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer at Wizz Air, at the ATW 42nd Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards gala dinner in Singapore.
The award, which is one of the most coveted honors an airline can receive, is a recognition of Wizz Air’s excellent performance, superior service and outstanding achievements in 2015.
Wizz Air’s milestones for 2015 include a successful listing on the London Stock Exchange, a major brand refresh and livery update for its aircraft, a record aircraft order of 110 Airbus A321neos from Airbus at the Paris Air Show and the entry into service of its first A321 - the first airline in Europe to operate the aircraft with 230 seats. Furthermore, Wizz Air celebrated the 100 millionth passenger flying WIZZ on one of the airline’s low fare services.
Along with the remarkable milestones, Wizz Air carried over 19 million passengers in 2015 representing a 22 percent increase over 2014, while adding 11 new Airbus aircraft and creating some 400 new jobs to show a roster of 2,600 employees.
József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: "We are honoured to be recognized with this prestigious award. With several remarkable milestones achieved, 2015 was taking us to new highs in all terms of our operations. We believe that travel provides opportunities that can make life and the world around us better and the incredible loyalty of our passengers and this award verify our efforts on making travel affordable to everyone. In 2016 we will bring even more opportunities by expanding our ever growing network and offering the lowest possible fares to the market. We will continue to enhance customer experience while allowing our passengers to tailor their travel experience with WIZZ according to their own needs: our very low fares will meet their needs if traveling on a budget, while if they seek extra comfort, they can benefit from our numerous enhancement products and services."