Wizz Air has this week revealed plans to switch all London Luton-based aircraft to its Airbus A321neos by 2025.
At the moment, the carrier has 11 aircraft based at the airport, with an average fleet age of 3 years.
The share of the neo aircraft has already surpassed 50% and will be at 100% by 2025.
Wizz Air’s Airbus A321neos Are More Sustainable for London Luton…
Commenting on this move to an all-A321neo fleet in London Luton was Yvonne Mounihan, the Corporate & ESG Officer for Wizz Air:
“London is an important market for Wizz Air and remains in our focus for continuous investment. We are already leading in sustainability, operating the youngest fleet in Europe in the most efficient way.”
“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.”
“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.”
“We are delighted to work together with London Luton Airport on finding new solutions that help us to reach our targets.”
Also adding to this was Jonathan Rayner, the Chief Commercial Officer of Luton Airport:
“We are delighted to have secured this agreement with Wizz Air that adds to the growing number of quieter and more fuel-efficient aircraft that are now based at London Luton Airport.”
“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.”
“Preparations are well underway for the busy summer ahead, and our teams are focused, as ever, on delivering a simple and friendly passenger experience.”
It remains clear that Wizz Air is pushing ahead with its sustainability plans, with London Luton expected to be the first of many to experience this all-A321neo change.
All eyes will be on the carrier to see what is next in its agenda for sustainability and how it can make aviation operations as environmentally friendly as possible.
But for now, it is good news for London Luton, and for the local area too.