Climate action

We've embarked on our most important journey yet – Flight NZ0™.

Flight NZ0 is not just a name, it's a commitment that we will find a more sustainable way to connect with the world and reach our goal of net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.

It is clear that the climate crisis is continuing to accelerate rapidly. We are acutely aware that in order to continue to connect Kiwis to the world and the world to us, we must work hard to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

To guide us on our journey, we have set an ambitious 2030 interim science-based target, validated by the Science Based Targets initiative, to reduce carbon intensity by 28.9%, from a 2019 baseline.

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Sustainable aviation fuel

SAF is fuel made from a variety of sustainable resources other than crude oil, such as used cooking oils, landfill waste, forestry waste, carbon captured from the air and green hydrogen. It typically reduces lifecycle carbon emissions by 70 percent or more compared with traditional fossil jet fuel.

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Next generation aircraft technology

Next generation aircraft technology represents the new age of innovation for the aviation industry. The last step change in aviation technology was the development of the jet airliner in the 1960s, now next generation aircraft are a promising solution to reduce aviation carbon emissions.

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Continued fleet renewal

Continuing to modernise and simplify our current fleet to achieve greater fuel efficiencies will be a key lever in our journey to net zero by 2050.

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Operational carbon efficiency

We can further reduce our carbon emissions by implementing projects both on the ground and in the air to streamline our operations and make them more efficient. From reducing weight on our aircraft through to aircraft switching auxiliary power units off and connecting to electricity while at the gate, the more efficient our operations are, the less carbon we emit.

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