Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to announce that it has won the Aviation 100 ‘European Airline of the Year’. The award was received by Owain Jones, Wizz Air’s Chief Corporate Officer, at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers London 2017 conference gala dinner in London.
Aviation 100 praised Wizz Air for its outstanding year of growth, which has seen the Company deliver record passenger numbers, further expand its far reaching network and announce a game changing order of 146 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft at the Dubai Airshow.
Winners of the high-profile awards, which recognize the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry, are decided primarily by an industry wide survey sent out to a global distribution list of more than 10,000 names over a two-month period. Nominations for each category are also accepted, and are judged using a combination of points awarded for specific criteria. Aviation 100 ranks the top ten performers in each category with the winner receiving a coveted outstanding achievement award.
Wizz Air Chief Corporate Officer, Owain Jones commented: “We are proud to receive this prestigious award which once again confirms that Wizz Air is a great business as well as a great airline. 2017 has been a very exciting year for Wizz Air, as we delivered outstanding growth of over 24% and record passenger numbers, increased our route network to over 550 routes across 43 countries and introduced a number of innovative enhancements to our customers’ experience. Our game-changing order of an additional 146 latest-technology Airbus A320neo family aircraft will enable us to continue to grow over the upcoming decade, meaning even more low fare travel opportunities across Europe and beyond as we continue our drive to become Europe’s undisputed lowest cost airline. In 2018 we’ll remain focused on stimulating customer demand and making low cost air travel accessible for all, while delivering a great experience on-board one of the youngest aircraft fleets in Europe”.