Wizz Air Introduce New Generation A321neo Fleet at Luton LLA

Luton Airport and Wizz Air staff with A321neo aircraft.
Photo Credit: London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport (LLA) and Wizz Air are moving towards a more sustainable future with the early introduction of a new generation of Airbus A321neo aircraft.

This collaborative effort significantly reduces the environmental impact of flights at Luton Airport. This aligns with both companies’ unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility.

A Commitment to Greener Skies

The switch to the Airbus A321neo fleet, implemented on March 31st, 2024, sees a 20% decrease in fuel consumption. It also nitrogen oxide emissions in half compared to Wizz Air’s previous aircraft.

This achievement furthers LLA’s Responsible Business Strategy. This is a roadmap that prioritizes minimizing environmental and societal impact while promoting sustainable travel practices.

Alberto Martin, CEO of LLA, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership. “This agreement with Wizz Air marks a significant leap forward in our journey towards a more sustainable future for London Luton Airport.”

“The new fleet’s reduced emissions will considerably lower our carbon footprint. We are constantly seeking innovative solutions to achieve our ambitious Net Zero goal by 2040. The collaboration with esteemed partners like Wizz Air is crucial.”

“This milestone is a testament to the positive impact that can be achieved when airlines and airports work together.”

Wizz Air Airbus aircraft on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Wizz Air

Marion Geoffroy, Managing Director at Wizz Air UK, echoed this sentiment. She highlighted the importance of London Luton Airport and their commitment to sustainability.

“Wizz Air boasts the youngest fleet in the UK, a testament to our dedication to environmental responsibility. We strongly believe that fleet renewal is a key solution for achieving immediate emission reduction in the aviation sector.”

“Replacing older aircraft with the fuel-efficient Airbus A321neo aligns perfectly with our long-term strategy to achieve a 25% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030.”

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with LLA on developing innovative solutions that support our shared environmental goals.”

Aerial view of London Luton Airport
Photo Credit: Luton Airport

LLA Supporting Sustainability Drive

LLA stands out in sustainability efforts amongst major UK airports. They are one of only three to achieve Level 4 of the prestigious Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme.

Additionally, LLA has been recognized as a sustainability leader for two consecutive years by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).

Data compiled by aviation specialists RDC Aviation Data further solidifies LLA’s position as a sustainability leader.

Their analysis reveals a trend comparative to other major European airports. Proportionally more flights departing from LLA between April and August 2023 utilized new-generation aircraft.

About London Luton Airport

  • London Luton Airport (LLA) is a powerhouse in the UK’s aviation industry, serving over 16.2 million passengers in 2023.
  • A consortium led by AENA, the world’s largest airport operator, and InfraBridge, a leader in infrastructure investment management, operates the airport.
  • Passengers have access to a diverse range of airlines. These include easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Tui, FlyOne, Sun Express, and El Al.
  • The Luton Airport Express, a dedicated train service, offers a seamless connection between central London and the airport terminal in just 30 minutes. The Luton Airport Express departs from St Pancras International and connects to Luton Airport Parkway station. From there, the DART, a quick and efficient electric people mover, whisks passengers to the airport terminal in under four minutes.
  • In 2023, LLA was deservedly awarded “Best UK Airport” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine.

A Sustainable Future for Aviation

The partnership between LLA and Wizz Air represents a significant step forward in the aviation industry’s journey towards a more sustainable future.

By embracing new technologies and prioritizing environmental responsibility, both companies are paving the way for a future where air travel can coexist with a healthy planet.

Passengers seeking eco-conscious travel options can now look to London Luton Airport as a leader in sustainable air travel practices.

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