Air New Zealand is committed to sustainability efforts to protect our environment and supercharge New Zealand's success socially, environmentally and economically. We aim to make the kind of ambitious difference that will shape a strong future for both our company and the environment.

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Eco-airline of year

The 2019 Eco-Airline of the Year award recognized our vast portfolio of sustainability work. 

  • More than tons of carbon (CO2 equivalent) saved in the 2019 financial year through our carbon reduction program
  • An average of 2% annual improvement in fuel efficiency since 2009
  • More than customer journeys partially or fully voluntarily offset through FlyNeutral program in the 2019 financial year 
Takahe bird conservation

We help relocate threatened species throughout New Zealand

While New Zealand is one of the richest areas of biodiversity on Earth, it also has one of the highest rates of threatened species. Since 2012 we have partnered with the Department of Conservation (DOC) to protect and enhance New Zealand's natural environment. 

In partnership with DOC we have continued our support relocating threatened species throughout New Zealand. Since 2012, we have relocated over 3,200 threatened species and Conservation Dogs, and supported over 38,000 hectares of sustained pest control for the benefit of multiple species.

In 2019 alone, we helped relocate: 

  • Over 100 Brown Teals
  • Over 75 Conservation dogs
  • 60 Kiwis
  • 50 Kakapos

Sustainability efforts company wide

New fuel efficient Dreamliners

New fuel efficient Dreamliners

Adding planes that are up to 25% more fuel efficient to our fleet by 2023
Offset your carbon emissions

Offset your carbon emissions

Carbon offsetting is a way to reduce the impact your air travel has on the environment
Single-use plastic removal

Single-use plastic removal

We removed single-use plastic straws, stir sticks, eye mask wrappers and plastic toothbrushes from services
Antarctica Research

Antarctica Research

Partnering to examine the impact of climate change in Antarctica