The Airbus A321neo is the showpiece of the Wizz Air fleet and a testament to the airline’s continued commitment to reducing carbon emissions intensity
Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally, has showcased at the initiative of Eindhoven Airport its Airbus A321neo to residents and the members of the Eindhoven Airport Consultation (Luchthaven Eindhoven Overleg). The Airbus A321neo is by far the most efficient single-aisle aircraft with the lowest fuel consumption per seat-kilometre in its category today and, therefore, also the most sustainable aircraft available on the market. In 2022, a quarter of all Wizz Air flights operated from and to Eindhoven have been performed with the A321neo.
Wizz Air’s new generation Airbus A321neo aircraft is powered by two Pratt and Whitney Geared Turbofan engines and features the widest single-aisle cabin with 239 seats in a single class configuration. The environmental benefits of the Airbus A321neo include 50% reduction in noise footprint, a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions compared to the previous generation A320ceo aircraft.
Wizz Air is proud to have the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger kilometre in Europe and is committed to further reducing its CO2 emissions by 25% by 2030. Due to continuous improvements this year, the airline’s CO2 emissions amounted to 57.1 grams per passenger/km for the rolling 12 months to the end of September 2022.
Wizz Air started operations in Eindhoven in 2006 and since that time has carried over 10 million passengers on its flights to and from Eindhoven Airport. Currently, Wizz Air offers 25 routes, connecting Eindhoven to the European cities of Belgrade, Budapest, Bucharest, Chisinau, Cluj-Napoca, Debrecen, Gdansk, Iasi, Katowice, Kaunas, Krakow, Lublin, Poznan, Riga, Rome, Rzeszow, Skopje, Sofia, Suceava, Tirana, Tuzla, Varna, Vilnius, Warsaw and Wroclaw.
Daria Sergeeva, Sustainability Communications Manager of Wizz Air, stated: “We are delighted to show at Eindhoven Airport one of our Airbus A321neo aircraft, which incorporates the latest technologies in aviation and offers significant environmental benefits. Wizz Air has been continuously adding new Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet and replacing older aircraft. Currently, we operate one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average age of 4.6 years. With 73 Airbus A321neo in the fleet, we are also the largest operator of this aircraft type in Europe. On top of the fleet renewal, our operational teams are constantly working on fuel efficiency initiatives and improving related data science. We stay committed to reducing our environmental footprint per passenger and ensuring that if choosing to fly with Wizz Air, our customers are making the most responsible choice of air travel.”
Staf Depla, Chairman of Eindhoven Airport Consultation, added: “Fleet renewal is important to limit nuisance for people living in the vicinity of the airport. That is why it is good to see an aircraft of the newest generation and to receive a thorough explanation.”
About Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven Airport is the second largest airport in the Netherlands. It is expected that approximately 6.1 million passengers will fly to and from Eindhoven this year.
About Wizz Air
Wizz Air, the fastest growing European ultra-low-cost airline, operates a fleet of 173 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 27.1 million passengers in the Financial Year F22 ending 31 March 2022. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the world's top ten safest airlines by airlineratings.com, the world's only safety and product rating agency, and 2020 Airline of the Year by ATW, the most coveted honour an airline or individual can receive, recognising individuals and organisations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service. Wizz Air has also been recognised as the „Most Sustainable Low-Cost Airline” within the World Finance Sustainability Awards 2022 and the „Global Environmental Sustainability Airline Group of the Year” by the CAPA-Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022.
 According to the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022