Wizz Air’s SAF use earns it sustainability award
The CAPA Environmental Sustainability Awards for Excellence recognise airlines, airports and suppliers who put climate change at the forefront of their business.
Wizz Air was recognised by CAPA for its unwavering commitment to sustainability.
The airline has established a clear and actionable strategy for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This includes securing offtake agreements and partnerships with suppliers including Mabanaft, Neste, OMV and Cepsa.
To further support SAF development, the airline has made its first equity investment of £5 million (€5.7 million) in Firefly Green Fuels, a UK biofuel company.
In May, Wizz Air also became the first airline in Hungary to commercially test SAF supply at Budapest Airport and operated five flights from Budapest with a 35% SAF blend.
József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer at Wizz Air, said: “This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Wizz Air’s team and our commitment to further reduce CO2 intensity by 25% by 2030.
“Our ultra-low-fare model has proven to be sustainable by design: we operate the latest technology aircraft in the most efficient way, with the lowest emissions per passenger per km in the industry.
“We have also made significant investments in SAF, both securing volumes for the mandates that are coming in 2025 in Europe and helping bring new technologies to life. We are proud to be leading the charge towards a more sustainable air travel and setting standards for the industry.”