LONDON – On Friday, Wizz Air invited customers to design a new sustainability-based livery for one of its Airbus A321neo aircraft.
In a bid to raise awareness of the airline’s sustainability efforts, Wizz Air will give 2,000 EUR in vouchers to the winner.
It is understood that the competition will close on February 12 at 11 pm, with the winning design expected to be used partially or fully in the creation of the final livery.
Wizz Air & The A321neo: The Sustainability Benefits…
As part of the airline’s goals by 2030, the Airbus A321neo is going to be a big part of this sustainability-based strategy.
Wizz Air aims to reduce its CO2 emissions intensity by 25% by the end of this decade, with the A321neo offering the following:
- 50% reduction in noise footprint.
- 20% reduction in fuel consumption.
- 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions.
On top of that, Wizz Air is constantly working on fuel efficiency initiatives and improving its related data analytics.
The Hungarian carrier has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus to explore the potential for hydrogen-powered aircraft, which will definitely help towards reducing emissions.
On top of that, Wizz Air has also signed deals with OMV to receive sustainable aviation fuel between 2023 and 2030.
Leading The Way in Sustainability…
It is also clear that Wizz Air is leading the way in the sustainability push.
Back in November, the airline was named Global Environmental Sustainability Airline Group of the Year at the inaugural CAPA (Centre for Aviation) Asia Aviation Summit and Sustainability Expo in Singapore.
The airline also received recognition as the EMEA Environmental Sustainability Airline of the Year.
József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “We are truly honored to receive this prestigious recognition by CAPA, naming Wizz Air as the most environmentally sustainable airline in Europe but also globally.”
“When it comes to decarbonizing aviation, Wizz Air is laser-focused on the technology and innovations available here and now.”
“We are confident that by investing in the most modern aircraft and engines, we will be able to continuously reduce passengers’ carbon footprint and deliver the targeted CO2 intensity decrease by 2030 and beyond.”
“We stay committed to making Wizz Air the most environmentally efficient choice of air travel,” Váradi concluded.
Engaging customers in the sustainability conversation in a fun and innovative way shows how far Wizz Air has come in its strategy.
Looking ahead, especially as the airline receives more Airbus A321neos, it will be interesting to see the cut in emissions that Wizz Air has contributed to across the decade.
But for now, it can be assumed that everyone will be looking out for what this new sustainability livery will look like.