The brand new airbus A321neo was delivered to Wizz Air Malta straight from the manufacturer and will be based in Rome, ITALY
Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally*, today celebrates the addition of a 50 aircraft to the fleet of its Maltese subsidiary. Established only six months ago, Wizz Air Malta operates 265 routes from Italy, Albania, Austria, and Romania, with a fleet of 50 Airbus A320 family aircraft.
The new Airbus A321neo joining Wizz Air Malta’s fleet is the most efficient and sustainable aircraft in its class, with the tail number 9H-WDK. The aircraft, financed by Wizz Air’s long standing partner SMBC Group, will be based in Rome, one of the airline’s largest bases, and will operate 77 routes from the Italian capital.
Wizz Air Malta was established as the fourth carrier within the Wizz Air Group (alongside Wizz Air Hungary, Wizz Air UK and Wizz Air Abu Dhabi) to further diversify the Group’s operations, provide enhanced flexibility and increase the potential for significant network and fleet expansion. The first Wizz Air Malta flight departed from Rome on 27 September 2022. The airline now has almost 1,500 employees, and serves 265 routes to 96 airports in 36 countries. More than 80% of its fleet is comprised of new generation aircraft, underpinning Wizz Air’s commitment to being the most sustainable choice of air travel.
Diarmuid O’Conghaile, Managing Director of Wizz Air Malta, said: “We are delighted to welcome a brand new A321neo to Wizz Air Malta’s fleet, which marks its 50aircraft. Having started operations only six months ago, Wizz Air Malta is now operating up to 200 flights per day from 14 bases in 4 countries. We are proud to have grown so quickly and efficiently, thanks to the amazing team of 1,500 dedicated employees. With more aircraft and routes to come, Wizz Air Malta will continue to reinforce its strong position and expansion plans across Europe.”
Capt. Charles Pace, Director General of the Civil Aviation Directorate Malta, said: “I would like to congratulate Wizz Air Malta for reaching the 50 aircraft milestone in such a short time. There have been very good working arrangements set up allowing for an efficient process. I would also like to thank the Wizz Air Malta team as well as the airworthiness inspectorate within CAD Malta who made this happen. We look forward to continuing the process to achieve the ambitious target set by the company”.
*According to the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022