Geven continues its roll with WizzAir, with the airline selecting its SuperEco seat.
The SuperEco seat will be deployed on WizzAir’s upcoming fleet of Airbus A321XLR aircraft – a total of 20 shipsets to be deployed.
It will take the number of WIZZ Geven-equipped aircraft to 232 aircraft.
The seat is a lightweight one – representing fuel saving and less CO2 emission per seat. It can be pitched as low as 28″, with a baseline weight of 7.9 kg per seat.
Geven states that “this will offer even more outstanding in living space, sleek and stylish in its all-Italian way”.
WizzAir is a long-term Geven Seating customer, with them ordering them since the dawn of the airline
Owain Jones of WIZZ Air says:
“We are excited to be receiving Geven’s newest technology ultra-light weight seats in 20 of our new A321NY XLR aircraft. These seats will contribute to WIZZ Air’s sustainability initiatives aiming at reducing fuel burn and thus reducing emissions by further 25% in the next decade. We are convinced that thanks to their ergonomic design and thin, however comfortable design, these new seats will also win the hearts of our passengers.”
“it’s good to be back!”
What can we tell from this move?
The move gives us a little more insight to WizzAir’s plans for their new aircraft – clearly, they’re sticking with the Ultra-low-cost nature, with the aim of packing them in, rather than long range comfort.
With a top capacity of 244 seats on an A321neo (the frame the XLR is based on), I suspect the extended range will be more lightly used that other carriers might use them for, choosing payload over range.
We’ll have to see how that pans out.
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