Letter of intent: Wizz Air wants to order SAF from OMV

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The low-cost airline Wizz Air and the mineral oil company OMV have signed a letter of intent to supply Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Up to 2023 tons of SAF are to be purchased between 2030 and 185.000.

“We have achieved our market-leading position in sustainability through continuous investment in innovative technologies and by using the most modern aircraft in the most efficient way. Wizz Air has committed to reducing its own emissions intensity by a further 25 percent by the end of the decade, with the use of SAF playing a key role. Supporting the production and research of SAF technologies is one of our priorities and we are pleased to work with OMV to further reduce the carbon footprint of the aviation industry. The new Memorandum of Understanding is a testament to our commitment to ensure our customers are making the most responsible air travel decision by choosing to fly with Wizz Air,” said Owain Jones, Development Officer at Wizz Air.

Nina Marczell, OMV Vice President Aviation, Fuel Distribution & Public Sector: "I am very pleased and I am convinced that the cooperation between OMV and Wizz Air will help us to achieve our respective strategic sustainability goals. With Wizz Air we have gained a strong, international partner. SAF is the key path to decarbonizing aviation in the coming decades. Our strategic relationship paves the way to a more sustainable aviation future that we both want to be a part of.”

Airbus A321neo (Photo: Steffen Lorenz).
Airbus A321neo (Photo: Steffen Lorenz).