Wizz Air has announced that it will complete the full transition of its London Luton Airport (LLA) fleet to A321neo aircraft by 2025.
Currently, the airline has 11 aircraft in its Luton fleet, with over 50% having already made the transition to the neo technology, increasing to 100% by 2025.
“We are focused on technology and innovation and feel confident that fleet renewal is a key solution available here and now to reduce emissions from aviation,” said Yvonne Moynihan, Chief Corporate and ESG Officer, Wizz Air. “Replacing older aircraft at our London Luton Airport base with the newest and more fuel-efficient Airbus A321neo is part of our long-term fleet renewal strategy to reduce carbon intensity by 25% by 2030.”
The older aircraft decommissioned from LLA will be used in Wizz Air’s global fleet until 2027, when they will be replaced by new A321neo aircraft.
The low-fare carrier will also continue to work on its fuel efficiency initiatives as well as improve the related data analytics.
“Alongside our own commitment to sustainable aviation and our ambition to achieve net zero by 2040 for our airport emissions, Wizz Air’s investment in these next-generation aircraft is an example of the way in which we are working with airlines to enable the reduction of overall carbon emissions across our airport,” added Jonathan Rayner, CCO, London Luton Airport. “Preparations are well underway for the busy summer ahead, and our teams are focused, as ever, on delivering a simple and friendly passenger experience.”
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