Air transport plays an important role sustaining our local economies through tourism and trade, but it's also critical that we find a more sustainable way to do this.

Our Sustainability Framework helps guide our efforts in tackling some of New Zealand's and the world's most complex challenges.

You can find out more in our 2023 Sustainability Report and on our sustainability reporting and communication page.

Sustainability Advisory Panel

We have an internationally renowned group of external subject matter experts who meet twice a year to advise us on all aspects of our sustainability journey.

Find out more information about our Advisory Panel.

Climate Action

In 2022, Air New Zealand embarked on its 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.

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 percent from a 2019 baseline.

For our cargo operations, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is the most important decarbonisation technology. To learn more about SAF and the different technologies involved in our decarbonisation pathway, visit  Flight NZ0™.

We're also working towards increasing cargo load factors on our widebody international network to 85 percent by 2025 from a 67 percent baseline in 2019.

Working together to collect accurate booking data

The information provided to Air New Zealand to make bookings and plan capacity and flights, is a critical factor in optimising our fuel usage and related emissions intensity.

We are committed to working more closely with our customers to operate more efficiently and reduce avoidable carbon emissions by collecting accurate booking data.

Surplus or avoidable carbon emissions are generated when surplus fuel is carried due to inaccurate freight weights. This can be caused by outdated or incorrect weights in the system, resulting in overshows, low shows or no shows.

Together, we can ensure the aircraft operates in an optimal manner, reducing fuel burn and carbon emissions. To do so, it's important that we receive accurate weight information for your cargo shipments.

Voluntary emissions reporting for cargo shipments

Air New Zealand has a programme that helps you understand the emissions generated by your organisation's shipments on Air New Zealand services. Find out more about the Air New Zealand Cargo Emissions Platform.