Monarch Aircraft Engineering has agreed a new long-term contract to provide line maintenance technical handling support for Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air.
Support will be provided for the airline at London Luton Airport, located around 30 miles outside of the English capital. Monarch will cover line maintenance for aircraft operated during Wizz’s peak summer 2018 schedule. During this period, it will operate seven aircraft.
Neil Kirby, sales manager at Monarch Aircraft Engineering, said as well as the Luton growth, next year will also see an increase in its Wizz Air maintenance work at other locations.
“Our maintenance work in Kiev, Ukraine will also increase in 2018 when an additional aircraft and new routes will be added to WIZZ’s network.” he said.
Wizz Air currently operates an all-Airbus fleet of 87 aircraft that it plans to more than double over the next five years to 239.
A sizeable chunk of the order emanates from an order for 184 Airbus A320neo aircraft, with the first of the next-generation narrowbodies scheduled to begin from 2019 and continue through to 2026.