Wizz Air, the most environmentally conscious airline in the world and the airline with Europe’s fastest growth, has shown off its Airbus A321neo to locals and participants in the Eindhoven Airport Consultation (Luchthaven Eindhoven Overleg).
The Airbus A321neo is today’s single-aisle aeroplane with the lowest fuel consumption per seat-kilometer in its class, making it also the most environmentally friendly aircraft on the market. A third of all Wizz Air flights from and to Eindhoven in 2022 were conducted using the A321neo.
The new Airbus A321neo from Wizz Air has the widest single-aisle cabin with 239 seats in a single class and is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engines. In comparison to the Airbus A320ceo aircraft of the previous generation, the A321neo’s environmental advantages include a 50% reduction in noise footprint, a 20% reduction in fuel consumption, and a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions.
With the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger kilometre in Europe, Wizz Air is dedicated to lowering those emissions even more by another 25% by 2030. The airline’s CO2 emissions for the rolling 12-month period ending in September 2022 came to 57.1 grams per passenger/km as a result of ongoing reductions this year.
Since it began operating flights to and from Eindhoven Airport in 2006, Wizz Air has transported more than 10 million people. For the rolling 12 months ending in September 2022, Wizz Air operated 25 routes from Eindhoven to the following European cities: 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.
“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,” said Daria Sergeeva, Wizz Air’s manager of sustainability communications. “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.”
The chairman of the Eindhoven Airport Consultation, Staf Depla, 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.”