The time for action against climate change is now. We’ve announced a set of ambitious interim milestones to take Virgin Atlantic to net zero by 2050. ​



What is net zero?

Reaching net zero carbon emissions from our aircraft is achieved by reducing operational carbon emissions and by balancing the impact of any remaining emissions with an appropriate amount of carbon removals and offsets.​

Delivering on net zero

Read more on our three key actions to net zero

Fleet efficiency

Investment in cleaner, more efficient aircraft helping to reduce our fuel burn and our environmental impact. 

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Alternatives fuels produced from sustainable feedstocks that safely and effectively power aviation, potentially reducing lifecycle CO2 emissions by over 75% compared to jet fuel.

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Carbon reduction projects

In order to achieve net zero, we need to invest in carbon reduction projects through high quality and Gold Standard offsets.

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The story so far


🏆  First airline to fly a commercial flight on waste-based fuel​

🏆  One of the youngest and cleanest twin-engine fleets in the skies ​

🏆  Founding member of UK aviation’s Jet Zero Council and Sustainable Aviation​

🏆  Actively working with new technology and innovation partners on carbon reduction

Onboard product weight


in the last four years

Carbon per passenger kilometre


between 2007-2019

Aircraft carbon emissions


since 2007

per trip


through aircraft investment

Offset your flights with Virgin Atlantic

Our carbon offsetting scheme, in partnership with offset experts ClimateCare, finances renewable energy and natural resource conservation projects around the world.​