We've embarked on our most important journey yet – Flight NZ0TM.

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.

Teal plane in flight

"Despite the COVID-19 pandemic grinding our business to a halt, we believe climate change is the biggest crisis facing our airline. And, if anything, our commitment to take real action has only strengthened"  Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer - Greg Foran

We're committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050


Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) test flight in a Boeing 747 powered by a 50:50 blend of SAF and traditional jet fuel


Air New Zealand commits to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050


Air New Zealand net zero carbon goal

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

SAF is fuel made from raw materials other than crude oil, such as waste oils, landfill waste, or forestry byproduct. 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 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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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.

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