Hungarian carrier Wizz Air has announced plans for its entire fleet at London-Luton Airport (LTN) in the United Kingdom (UK) to be made up of Airbus A321neos.
Currently the fleet consists of 11 aircraft with an average age of 3 years and the carrier is keen to move forward with aircraft that are more fuel-efficient.
The number of Airbus neos among the Luton fleet has already surpassed 50% and by 2025 it will reach 100%.
The current fleet at LTN also includes A320ceo and A321ceo.
As part of its fleet renewal programme, the older aircraft decommissioned from LTN will re-join Wizz Air’s global fleet until 2027, after which they will be replaced by new Airbus A321neo aircraft.
“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,” said Yvonne Moynihan, Corporate and ESG officer at Wizz Air.
She added: “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.”
LTN has declared an ambition to achieve net zero for its airport emissions by 2040.
Its commitments include generating 25% of electricity from on-site renewable sources by the end of 2026, using 100% low carbon vehicles by 2030 and transitioning to low carbon heat from 2030.
“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,” said Jonathan Rayner, CCO at London Luton Airport.