Wizz Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OMV for the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) between 2020 and 2030.

This MoU gives the low-fare carrier the opportunity to purchase up to 185,000 tonnes of SAF, which ensures Wizz Air can progress with its plan to reduce CO2 intensity per passenger.

OMV is implementing numerous measures to help deliver its ambitious strategic sustainability goals, and SAF is a key technology for the decarbonisation of the aviation industry. The goal involves increasing SAF production to as much as 700,000 tons in 2030, done in line with OMV’s ambition to become a net-zero company by 2050 at the latest (for Scopes 1, 2 and 3).

Owain Jones, Development Officer at Wizz Air, said: “We have achieved our market-leading sustainability position by continued investment in innovative technology and operating the most up-to-date aircraft in the most efficient way. […] The new MoU is testament to our commitment to ensuring that by choosing to fly with Wizz Air, our customers are making the most responsible choice of air travel available.”

Nina Marczell, OMV Vice President Aviation, Fuel Distribution & Public Sector: “I am very pleased that the cooperation between OMV and Wizz Air will help us achieve our respective strategic sustainability goals. With Wizz Air, we were able to gain a strong international partner.”

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