Hungarian low-cost airline, Wizz Air, has signed a deal with Recaro Aircraft Seating for 31,767 SL3710 economy class seats, to be installed on 146 of its fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft, starting in 2021. This contract is a part of a larger deal with the Indigo Partners portfolio of airlines for nearly 100,000 passenger seats, which is the largest order of seats ever placed with Recaro.
“This is potentially the swiftest ramp-up of an order we have ever experienced, and I am confident that our teams are well-prepared to handle this,” said Dr Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating.
The SL3710 seat is the newest and lightest model in Recaro’s economy class range, weighing approximately 8kg.
Heiko Holm, COO of Wizz Air explained the choice of Recaro as its seating supplier: “Not only was their global network of production and customer service sites easily accessible for our individual airlines, but Recaro also customised the SL3710 seat according to our needs.”
The larger deal with the Indigo Partners portfolio of airlines is comprised of 459 shipsets, with a total of 96,000 pax of the SL3710. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Indigo Partners embraces the ultra-low-cost airline carrier business model, which offers passengers a basic experience for a low fare, with additional amenities available for an extra fee.