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Wizz Air signs SAF deal with OMV

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OMV and Wizz Air have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the supply of approximately 185,000 tons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from next year until 2030.
This agreement gives Wizz Air the opportunity to purchase up to 185,000 tons of SAF from the international integrated oil, gas and chemicals company headquartered in Vienna.
The announcement builds on Wizz Air’s position as the most sustainable choice of air travel.
OMV is implementing numerous measures to help deliver its ambitious strategic sustainability goals, and SAF is a key technology for the decarbonization of the aviation industry. The goal involves increasing SAF production to as much as 700,000 tons in 2030.
This is in line with OMV's ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 at the latest (for Scope 1, 2 and 3). To this end, clear medium-term and long-term emission reduction targets have been defined as part of the OMV Strategy 2030.
Nina Marczell, OMV vice-president aviation, fuel distribution and public sector, said: “I am very pleased that the cooperation between OMV and Wizz Air will help us achieve our respective strategic sustainability goals. With Wizz Air we were able to gain a strong international partner. SAF is the most significant path to decarbonizing aviation in the coming decades. Our strategic relationship is enabling the way to a more sustainable aviation future we both want to be part of.”
Owain Jones, development officer at Wizz Air, said: “We have achieved our market-leading sustainability position by continued investment in innovative technology and operating the most up-to-date aircraft in the most efficient way.
“Wizz Air is committed to driving our emissions intensity down by a further 25% by the end of the decade, with the use of SAF playing a significant role in that commitment. Supporting the production and research of SAF technologies is one of our priorities and we are pleased to co-operate with OMV to further reduce the aviation industry's carbon footprint. The new MoU is testament to our commitment to ensuring that by choosing to fly with Wizz Air, our customers are making the most responsible choice of air travel available.”