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Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) plans to continue its attempts in the courts of the European Union to annul state aid handed to Romanian flag carrier Tarom (RO, Bucharest Otopeni), the Romanian-language business news site reported after seeing documents belonging to the low-cost carrier’s lawyers.

The General Court of the European Union dismissed in early May an action Wizz Air had filed last year against Tarom receiving a EUR36.66 million euro (USD36.3 million) bailout shortly before the Covid-19 outbreak. The European Commission had already cleared the measure in February 2020. The court judged the aid as being “compatible with the internal market as it aims to prevent the social hardship that a disruption of Tarom’s services might cause” for the country’s regions.

Wizz Air’s lawyers aim to counter-argue that, first, “the General Court committed an error of law when it considered that the existence of an important service that is difficult to reproduce” aligns with state aid guidelines. It also erred in referring to “difficulties for a competitor to take the…

Wizz Air targets A321neo(XLR) induction in 2024

Wizz Air Holdings has confirmed it is expecting the first of forty-seven A321-200NY(XLR) jets to start arriving from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) in 2024. The debut of the A321neo(XLR) at the airline will coincide with the rapid ascendancy of the A321-200N at the airline and the phasing out of the older Airbus models.

At present, the holding’s fleet is spread across multiple AOCs with the ch-aviation fleets advanced module showing Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) operating fifty A320-200s, six A320-200Ns, thirty-five A321-200s, and fifty-three A321-200NX while Wizz Air UK (W9, London Luton) employs three A320ceo, six A321ceo, and eight A321neo. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi (5W, Abu Dhabi Int’l) employs four A321neo and the nascent Wizz Air Malta (WMT, Malta Int’l) is awaiting certification before adding any aircraft. Between June 30, 2022, and March 31, 2023, Wizz Air Holding expects to take thirty-six A321neo while eleven A320ceo jets will exit as their lease periods expire.

As of July 31, Wizz Air’s order…

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