Wizz Air and ELeather have entered a new partnership to dress 32,000 seats across 146 new Airbus aircraft, entirely in sustainable, high-performance materials.
As part of Wizz Air’s ambitions to reduce its impact on the environment, the airline has selected a new Recaro lightweight seat with recycled leather upholstery from ELeather to be installed in 2021.
“Wizz Air is one of our longest standing customers. This new deal marks almost 10 years working together. We’ve always been proud to partner with brands that have strong environmental agendas and Wizz Air is a great example of an airline that takes a more holistic approach when selecting sustainable suppliers and their products.” said ELeather CEO, John Kennedy.
Wizz Air worked alongside ELeather and Recaro to develop the sustainable seat solution for the carrier in support of the numerous initiatives the airline is already committed to.
Wizz Air has reduced its carbon footprint by utilising efficient Airbus aircraft and prioritising sustainable, lightweight products for its cabins among all Airbus 320 family operators.
The ELeather seat material is made using recycled leather content and designed to increase performance while achieving a significantly lower environmental footprint.
“ELeather are proud to be part of this project, helping Wizz Air achieve their sustainability ambitions,” added Kennedy.
The new SL3710 economy class seat is “extremely light”, weighing approximately eight kilograms. The design is efficient and durable, and it’s the cost-effective choice for airlines interested in minimising fuel and maintenance costs. The materials are lightweight, extremely durable and inherently easy to maintain making the combination of seat and cover a “perfect match” for the airline.