As an airline, fuel and carbon efficiency is clearly our number one environmental priority. Not only does aircraft fuel use account for more than 99% of our direct carbon emissions, it’s also the single biggest cost to our business, so it’s a double win to address it.​

The story so far


🏆  We’ve invested billions of dollars in our fleet transformation programme​.

🏆  We operate one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the sky with 70% next generation aircraft and an average age of less than seven years.

🏆  Our new A300neos are 11% more fuel and carbon efficient than the A330-300 they replace and also deliver 50% reduction in airport noise.

🏆  On average, when you fly with us from London Heathrow to New York JFK, you’ll emit up to 30% less than if you fly with our competitors.

What's next for our fleet?


💚  Continued multi-billion pound investment in new aircraft with 100% next generation fleet by 2027.

💚  By 2026, we will achieve 15% gross reduction in carbon emissions per revenue tonne kilometre through our fleet programme.​

💚  We’ll continue to work with our partners to find ways to be more efficient, and invest in innovation and emerging technology.​