Decarbonisation plans

Jet2’s decarbonisation plans en route to net zero

Jet2 ’s sustainability strategy sets out its decarbonisation route to net zero by 2050. One of the headline commitments for 2022 is the launch of’s carbon offsetting scheme, one of the largest such schemes of any airline globally. From 2022, the company will offset every tonne of its carbon emissions not already covered by their contribution to existing schemes (CORSIA and UK and EU Emissions Trading Schemes).

Highlights from the strategy include:

  • Carbon neutral ground operations from 2022 and over 50% of ground services equipment zero carbon by 2023.
  • An 80% reduction in single use plastics on aircraft by 2023 (equivalent to removing 11 million items annually).
  • A Hotel Sustainability Charter will be launched in 2023 covering hotel management as well as environmental, social and economic business impacts with plans on making it easier to find sustainable hotels when customers look for a holiday by putting a new labelling scheme in place. That means customers can choose a holiday that’s good for them and the environment. 
  • Committed to using UK produced Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) by 2026, which reduces carbon emissions by around 80% compared to fossil jet fuel. 

Since 2011, has reduced its CO2 per passenger per km by more than 19%, a figure which stands to improve further after the company agreed to purchase up to 60 new and more efficient Airbus A321 NEO aircraft. has been ranked as the 11th most environmentally efficient airline globally, according to the most recent atmosfair Airline Index (2018), which compares and ranks the 200 largest airlines in the world.