Wizz Air places order for GEVEN’s Essenza seat model to equip 110 Airbus A321neo


BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that following a competitive selection process a new agreement was signed with GEVEN Company. The airline is purchasing the brand new Essenza seat model, GEVEN’s latest innovation, to equip 110 Airbus A321neo that will start delivery in January 2019 and continue through a streamline of five years.

Based on current list prices, the value of the new order, placed with GEVEN is some EUR 44 million, although discounts have been granted to Wizz Air for this order covering 110 new aircraft. The new agreement will contribute to providing greater comfort for all passengers, as well as having a positive impact on the airline’s operations. The light weighted seat brings less fuel consumption, which reflects into a lower environmental footprint and further contributes to WIZZ’s drive for even lower operations costs.

“We are delighted to sign a new order with GEVEN and purchase the new Essenza seat model for 110 Airbus A321neo. Our strong relationship with GEVEN for the last decade continues as we invest further in our growing fleet. The Airbus A321neo will deliver significant cost advantages and the re-designed interior will enhance our great on-board service and offer even greater comfort” said Johan Eidhagen, Wizz Air’s Chief Marketing Officer. “As we continue to grow at an industry-leading rate and expand our market reach across and beyond Europe, the next-step technology aircraft and its new interior will enable us to continue to lower our operating costs as we aim to become the low cost market leader in Europe. Wizz Air will continue to stimulate demand for air travel by offering its customers the lowest fares and the opportunity to travel on board one of the youngest, most efficient fleets in Europe.

Essenza seat model created by GEVEN follows the fashionable Italian appeal enhancing the unique features of the WIZZ aircraft’s interior design. The new model allows an easy passenger access with an increased knee clearance of 25% on average. The seats, in Wizz Air’s authentic cobalt blue color, will be covered with engineered leather, with an ergonomic shape and an ultra slim backrests. Furthermore, these lines are as aesthetic as functional, as the ample seat cushion and lower literature pocket travelers will enjoy even greater comfort on board of the brand new aircraft.

“GEVEN is very proud of having been a Wizz Air partner for such a long time!” declared Doria De Chiara, GEVEN Business Development Manager“. “We have been supplying seats to Wizz Air since their first Airbus narrow body asset acquisitions in 2007. The new large 110 A/C plus seating order it is for us a matter of pride as well as a reconfirmation of their trust”.

SOURCE: Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.