Genuine 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.
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 has the potential to dramatically reduce lifecycle carbon emissions by up to 80 percent or more compared with traditional jet fuel.
Zero emissions aircraft technologies
Zero emissions aircraft technologies represent 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 zero emissions aircraft are a promising solution to reduce aviation carbon emissions.
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.
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.
Carbon removal solutions
To meet our net zero 2050 ambition we will need to utilise credible carbon removal solutions aligned to international best practice to address remaining carbon emissions. Our priority is to reduce gross emissions as much as technology will allow, before utilising offsetting as a last resort.
In the meantime, we voluntarily offset the carbon emissions associated with our staff travelling for work on the Air New Zealand network. We also offer the ability for our customers to offset carbon emissions generated by their Air New Zealand flights under our FlyNeutral carbon offset programme.