Wizz Air, Europe’s proclaimed fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline, is reporting that their average carbon emissions for 2022 amounted to 55.2 grams per passenger/km, 15.4% lower than what was reported in 2021.
The numbers represents its lowest ever annual carbon intensity result recorded in one calendar year.
Wizz Air operates the lowest carbon emissions per passenger/km amongst all competitor airlines and plans to further reduce its carbon emissions intensity by 25% by the year 2030, leaning in on their sustainability strategy – the renewal of it’s fleet.
Wizz Air continuously added new Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet and replacing older aircraft, with 34 Airbus A321neo added to the fleet during the year 2022, with sights set to surpass 50% by the end of this financial year.
As it stands currently, Wizz Air operates a fleet of 177 Airbus aircraft with an average age of 4.6 years, well below the average age of its major competitors, which is around 10 years/a decade of time.
“We are proud to offer Wizz Air passengers the most environmentally responsible choice when they choose to fly” Johan Eidhagen, Chief People and ESG Officer at Wizz Air said in an official statement.
“We have achieved our industry leading sustainability position by operating the most efficient and modern aircraft and focusing on finding solutions to further reduce our carbon emissions intensity. We are thankful for the hard work from all those within the company who have made it possible to achieve our lowest ever carbon intensity annual result.”