Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is exercising purchase rights to take another 75 Airbus A321neo twinjets.

Chief executive Jozsef Varadi says the A321neo will provide a “strong platform” for the airline’s growth, and that Wizz remains “on track” to be a 500-aircraft group by the end of the decade.

It had been granted the purchase rights to the aircraft as part of an agreement last year to take 102 A321neos.

That agreement included 27 of the long-range A321XLR variant, and also featured entitlement to another 19 A321neos.

Wizz Air says the “bulk” of the previously-ordered aircraft are set to be delivered over the course of 2025-27.

It states that the purchase rights in the order had covered deliveries for 2028-29.

But Wizz says the delivery dates are “subject to an agreement” between the airline and Airbus, as well as approval from the carrier’s shareholders.

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Source: Wizz Air

Wizz is largely basing its fleet on the A321neo including the long-range XLR version