Topic 1. Culture and heritage

A passenger travelling with us will have a CO2 footprint of only 53.8 grams per kilometre on average, which is the lowest among our major competitors

This is based on the reporting for 2023 financial year and represents the lowest ever carbon intensity result we have ever recorded in one financial year.


We don’t fly half-empty planes to avoid unnecessary pollution.

In 2023, 91% of our seats were occupied on average. In comparison, the global industry average in the same period was 82% , and sadly, empty seats still have a CO2 footprint.


We don’t have business class seating, another example of needless emissions.

Leaving seats empty to make room for somebody to spread out and read the newspaper more comfortably just doesn’t make sense.

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We only fly direct routes. One take-off, one landing, no connecting flights, no extra fuel-burn.

Because as you might have heard, 15-20% of the fuel consumption of the average short-haul flight happens during take-off and landing.


We use the most modern and best-in-class engines and aircraft, crucial for low emissions

The Airbus A320neo family engines are the most efficient in the industry, because they can produce a greater amount of thrust while consuming the same amount of fuel, ensuring the lowest fuel consumption when compared to other engines used in commercial aircraft


We have one of the youngest fleets in the world among airlines with 100+ aircraft

We mostly fly Airbus A321neos, and the average age of our fleet is currently less than five years, well below the average age of our major competitors, which is around 10 years. Younger fleet means better, more fuel- and carbon-efficient technology, ensuring that we are further reducing our CO2 per passenger/km.


On top of all this, none of our routes have a direct train alternative under four hours.

When planning flights and new destinations, our teams review alternative transport modes. We do not operate flights, where direct train alternatives are already available on the same city-pair.

Find out more about our sustainability initiatives here

*According to the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022 and 2023, Wizz Air was recognized as the ‘Global Environmental Sustainability Airline Group of the Year’