15 MARCH 2021
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The Polish city of Poznan was the destination of a two-hour flight last Wednesday (10 March) from Luton of the first 239-seat Airbus A321neo to operate in the United Kingdom.
It was one of eight Wizz departures on the day.
With a 20% fuel cost saving and nearly a 50% reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft it is said by the airline to be a breakthrough. Fuel burn is reduced by 16% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 50%.
Owain Jones, managing director, Wizz Air UK, explains: “Today marks another major landmark for Wizz Air UK. We already operate one of the youngest fleets in Europe, but the arrival and inaugural flight of our first Airbus A321neo aircraft, the first Pratt & Whitney GTF-powered A321neo in the country, represents a significant step forward not only for our growth in the UK market but enhancing the sustainability of our operations. Flying the very latest aircraft technology has always been a cornerstone of Wizz’s business, with the benefits of lower fuel consumption and lower noise delivering benefits for our customers and the environment.”
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