Pen takes up executive vice president role with Wizz Air

Pen takes up executive vice president role with Wizz Air

Wizz Air has promoted Diederik Pen to the roles of chief operations officer and executive vice president with the airline.

He will take up the positions at the start of April.

Pen joined Wizz Air in January 2013 and has led the company’s operations team to deliver best-in-class, lowest cost and reliable operations for the airline.

Wizz Air continues to achieve industry-leading utilization of over 12 hours a day of its fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, which is one of the youngest fleets in Europe, and one of the lowest cancellation rates in the industry. 

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József Váradi, the Wizz Air chief executive, commented: “We are pleased to announce the promotion of Diederik Pen to the position of executive vice president and chief operations officer.

“Diederik has played an important role in the successful delivery of significant growth and development of the business over the past four years.

“His promotion reflects the importance of a strong operations team to delivering 20 per cent capacity growth in the current financial year and extending base operations to 28 cities in 15 countries in 2017, while maintaining best-in-class utilization and flight reliability.”