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Wizz Air Carbon Emissions Down 8%

Sustainability

Hungarian low-fare airline Wizz Air achieved a carbon intensity of 51.2 grams of carbon dioxide emissions per passenger kilometer in the first half of the 2024 financial year, 8% less than in the same period in the 2023 financial year, according to a press release.

Wizz Air has made several investments in order to meet its sustainability goals.

For instance, Wizz Air invested 5 million pounds - i.e. approximately HUF 2.1 billion - in the biofuel company Firefly, and also participated in a 50 million dollar subsidy, with which it supported the American SAF development startup CleanJoule.

It also became the first airline in Hungary to commercially test the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply chain in cooperation with Nestel, MOL and Budapest Airport. 

At the Budapest airport, together with Menzies Aviation, Wizz Air launched fully electric ground handling, thanks to which the carbon emissions of the process can be reduced by up to 85% per aircraft compared to the use of diesel-powered equipment.

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