OMV, the international oil, gas and chemicals company headquartered in Vienna, and Wizz Air have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the supply of approximately 185,000 tons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the period from 2023 to 2030.

The MoU supports the airline in achieving its goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 25 per cent by 2030, as well as Wizz Air’s and OMV’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

SAF is a key technology for the decarbonisation of the aviation industry. The goal involves increasing SAF production to as much as 700,000 tons in 2030.

Strategic sustainability goals

Nina Marczell, OMV vice president aviation, fuel distribution and public sector: “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 decarbonising 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.”

Reducing industry’s carbon footprint

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 per cent 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.”
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