EasyJet Aims to be ‘First Major Net-Zero Carbon Airline’

The plans were revealed as the carrier reported a 26% drop in full-year profit, despite record passenger numbers

EasyJet has announced its plans to become the first major carrier to have net-zero carbon emissions from all flights.

“From today easyJet will offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all of its flights on behalf of customers,” it said in a statement.

“EasyJet will offset carbon emissions from the fuel used for every flight across its whole network.”

The airline will also continue its long-term work to support the development of new technology, including electric aircraft.

This action on easyJet’s carbon emissions is an interim measure, and will be in place until new carbon-reducing technologies become available and commercially viable.

Chief executive Johan Lundgren told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “This is not a long-term solution, offsetting is not perfect.”

He said the company would take on the £25m cost and added: “That’s not something we’re adding on to ticket prices, which makes us one of the largest carbon emissions offsetting companies in the world.”