Partnering for the future of flying

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Environmental sustainability is a journey, and we’re in it for the long haul.

We’ve established Australia’s first coalition program to support decarbonising aviation through sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Climate action is more effective together, and the Qantas Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition program offers our corporate partners the opportunity to help contribute to the use of SAF and to minimise the impact of flying on the environment by aiding the transition to low-emission technologies. 

Australia’s first SAF Coalition program

Our program supports the development of a domestic SAF sector while helping ambitious and environmentally conscious corporations to tackle their business travel emissions.

As a member of the Qantas SAF Coalition, corporations contribute to direct emission reductions by contributing to the incremental cost of SAF being purchased by Qantas.

These partnerships are crucial to making SAF affordable, which can be several times more expensive than traditional jet fuel.

Why join the SAF Coalition?

As part of the SAF Coalition, your membership will help to decarbonise aviation. Your company’s contribution will contribute to real gross lifecycle emission reductions, help to catalyse broader SAF in Australia, and provide the opportunity to partner with leading sustainability-minded organisations.

Introducing the members of the SAF Coalition:

Partners

Members

What is Sustainable Aviation Fuel?

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is non-fossil derived aviation fuel that can be made from sustainable biogenic sources such as used cooking oils, council waste, plant oils, agricultural residues and non-biological sources. Biogenic SAF has the potential to reduce lifecycle emissions by up to 80% compared to conventional jet fuel. Non-biogenic SAF — or synthetic fuel / efuels — is a pathway which utilises carbon dioxide, green hydrogen and significant amounts of renewable electricity to synthesise a liquid fuel with favourable sustainability characteristics (emissions are reduced by up to 90% compared to fossil fuels). 

With our goal to reach net zero by 2050, we’re entering into partnerships to accelerate the use of SAF across our fleet, and the development of a SAF industry in Australia. Along with our current carbon offset initiatives, reduced waste and operational efficiencies, we’re targeting 10% of our fuel to come from SAF by 2030 and 60% by 2050.

Watch the video to find out more about SAF and how it will help contribute to achieving our sustainability goals.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Learn more about SAF and how it will help contribute to achieving our sustainability goals.

Join our SAF Coalition program

Learn more about how your company can join our Coalition to reduce your carbon emissions, elevate your sustainability credentials and drive a more sustainable future for aviation.

Contact us by sending an email and our SAF team will be in touch.

Unlock Green Tier with the Qantas SAF Coalition

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Green Tier recognises and rewards Qantas Frequent Flyers for making sustainable choices at home and when they travel. As a member of the Qantas SAF Coalition, employees will get a head start in their own journey to achieving Green Tier status with business travel recognised as one of the required activities for achieving Green Tier.*

Learn more about Green Tier

 

A commitment to Australia’s sustainable aviation fuel market

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The path to net zero is uniquely challenging for the aviation sector. Substantial investment and support are needed to develop and scale the solutions our industry will require to meet its climate targets.

As Australia’s largest airline, the Qantas Group recognises the crucial role we have to play in creating a more sustainable future for our business and industry.

The Group has taken a leadership position and established the Qantas Climate Fund, dedicated to directly investing in the development of the solutions needed to meet our targets and reduce our impact on the planet — both in the air and on the ground.

 The Fund will invest in sustainability projects and technologies across SAF, high-integrity offsets, carbon removal technology, operational efficiency, and waste reduction. Find out more about Climate Fund.

Frequently asked questions

Important Information

Disclaimer: * You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer to earn and use Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions.
To be eligible for Green Tier status, Qantas Frequent Flyer members must complete one activity in five out of six Green Tier categories in a Membership Year. Members must be residing in Australia with an Australian residential address in their profile. Members must be logged in to their Qantas Frequent Flyer account when completing the relevant activity (for example, booking an eco-accredited hotel) and residing in Australia with an Australian residential address in their profile.
In order to be recognised for the Green Tier activity associated with the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition, you must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer and your employer must be a member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition. Your flight must be booked with your employer’s QCI code for a flight date which is on or after 1 July 2022, and your Qantas Frequent Flyer member must be added to the booking. Your eligible flight will be recognised as a Green Tier activity in the “Offset flying” category by 31 January 2023 and all eligible flights flown after that date will be recognised 7 days after your flight.