Wizz Air has launched a carbon offsetting scheme as part of its wider commitment to reducing emissions, enabling passengers to calculate their flight’s environmental impact and offset the carbon emissions thereof.
The scheme, in partnership with climate-focused technology company, ‘CHOOOSE’, provides passengers with the option to offset their journey by supporting trusted, high impact climate projects around the world.
Marion Geoffroy, chief corporate officer at Wizz Air, said: “We strive to be the greenest airline of choice as we work hard on continuously decreasing our environmental footprint. Through a wide range of sustainability initiatives, we are proud to already have one of the lowest emission rates in the European aviation industry and are delighted to be working with CHOOOSE to provide carbon offsetting to our passengers.
“Together with our modern aircraft fleet, variety of fuel saving initiatives, maximization of passenger load factor, a network design which avoids unnecessary connecting flights and the lightest materials used in the cabin, we are ensuring that Wizz Air is the best and greenest choice passengers can make when they fly.”
By inputting flight details to the travel footprint calculator at wizzair.com , passengers can easily calculate and offset their flight’s carbon emissions. To account for their carbon emissions, passengers simply make a payment supporting a verified carbon offset and receive a certificate in return, recognizing the emissions they have offset.
Wizz Air is initially supporting two verified carbon-reducing projects; The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Uganda, an award-winning and longstanding reforestation project, and the Pichacay Landfill Gas to Renewable Energy Project in Ecuador, which recovers and repurposes landfill methane to produce clean electricity. Both projects are certified by the Verified Carbon Standard to measurable reduce emissions.
Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in FY2019 (57.2 gr/km/passenger)