We’re always looking for opportunities to improve both fuel efficiency and invest in new technology to reduce our emissions.

Operational and fleet efficiency

Modernising our fleet with new, more efficient aircraft is critical to meeting our emission reduction targets. That’s why we’re aiming to improve our fuel efficiency by an average of 1.5 per cent per annum to annum to 2030 and investing in next-generation fuel-efficient technologiesOpens external site in a new window as part of any fleet renewal across our network.

As the aviation industry transitions towards a net zero future, there is a strong need to explore new and innovative aircraft technologies. From battery-electric to hydrogen-powered designs, airlines, industry, and manufacturers will need to work together to introduce new technologies to ensure we can reach net zero by 2050.

While these alternative fuel technologies are not expected to become a commercial reality in aviation until at least 2035, they will play an important part in the Group’s long-term sustainability.

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In addition, while emissions on the ground are a relatively small part of our total emissions profile, we are seeking to further reduce our footprint. Since the beginning of 2022 we have sourced 100 per cent renewable energy for all Qantas Group buildings in Australia. This was achieved through our partnership with BP Lightsource to procure large-scale generation certificates from the Wellington solar farm in Wuuluman, New South Wales.

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Further details of our key initiatives are set out in our 2022 Sustainability Report.


Disclaimer: 1. An average 1.5 per cent per annum fuel efficiency improvement starting from 2023, baselined to 2019.