We’ve got your carbon covered. On 1 January 2022, we’ll launch one of the world’s largest airline carbon offset schemes, offsetting all emissions not already covered by our contribution to existing schemes (CORSIA and UK and EU Emissions Trading Schemes). This means a flight with us will contribute to the growth of renewable energy around the world.
However, we know that offsetting isn’t enough. We’ll also continue to invest in the latest technology and innovation – just like our new order for up to 60 Airbus A321 NEO aircraft. They have more seats, consume less fuel and in our view are the most efficient and environmentally friendly planes around. This’ll make flying with us even more efficient and further reduce emissions per passenger.
We’re committed to using all available options to reduce carbon. In the short to medium term, developing and utilising fuel with lower carbon output is one of the best ways to deliver on this. That’s why we’re working with a leading supplier of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) which reduces carbon emissions by around 80% compared to fossil jet fuel.
Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond carbon. We’ll cut 80% of single use plastics on our planes by 2023 compared to 2019 – equivalent to removing 11 million items. We’re also taking steps to increase and report on recycling levels.