The Anonymous Widower

Wizz Air Plans Cheaper Fares As Capacity Grows

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Times.

This is the introductory paragraph.

One of Europe’s leading budget airlines is forecasting a sharp drop in the price of fares as it expects to increase the number of flights this summer to as much as 80 per cent of normal capacity.

That sounds fair to me, as it’s just supply and demand.

I’ve only ever flown Wizz Air once and that was from Liverpool to Gdansk, where I had a memorable couple of days, before taking the train home to London.

I would certainly rate them better than Ryanair.

The article intrigued me.

It said that Wizz Air had made a large loss but had raised a sum to more than cover it on the bond market.

So I looked up their fleet on Wikipedia.

In 2026, Wizz Air will end up with forty-nine neo aircraft and how many of the 107 older ones, they want to keep.

Under Environmental Protection on the Wikipedia entry for Wizz Air, this is said.

One year later, in November 2020, among the European airlines, Wizz Air was able to show the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger / kilometre and underlined their commitment to further reducing their environmental footprint. As part of their strategy, all fuel-saving flight phases of take-off and landing are continuously monitored for maximum environmental optimization, which has a significant impact on further continuous reductions in CO2 emissions.

I would assume, that this means, they take carbon emissions seriously.

When I saw these fleet sizes and put them together with Wizz Air, I wondered if Airbus have offered the airline a route to decarbonisation by converting the neo aircraft to hydrogen. I believe this is possible and said so in Could An A320 neo Be Rebuilt As A ZEROe Turbofan?

These fleet sizes don’t rule it out and if there was a way to remanufacture later A 320s to hydrogen aircraft, it would be a good way to continue to sell aircraft.

April 29, 2021 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport | , , , , , ,

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