The whole airline industry will continue to rely on the use of fossil fuels in the short and medium term. Unlike some other industries, aviation does not have a clear alternative to jet fuel in the coming years.
easyJet believes the industry must show that it is making continual improvements in efficiency and optimising the use of these fossil fuels, whilst also supporting the longer-term technological change necessary to deliver more sustainable flying.
Sustainable Aviation, a UK body made up of airlines, aviation manufacturers, air traffic control providers and other organisations in the sector, supports efforts to reduce carbon emissions and has produced a carbon emissions roadmap. This shows that UK aviation is able to accommodate significant growth to 2050 without a substantial increase in absolute carbon emissions - through a number of measures to improve aircraft fuel efficiency and international carbon trading.
easyJet plays an active role in the delivery of this carbon emissions roadmap. easyJet’s efficient business model means that the airline has a continued focus on reducing emissions and fuel burn for each aircraft. It has a young, efficient fleet which features advanced technology and is flown efficiently.
easyJet was also among the first supporters of aviation’s entry into the European Union’s Emission Trading System (ETS), an important step to ensuring that aviation is helping to tackle climate change. easyJet continues to support efforts to ensure that all aviation is brought into a scheme to tackle emissions globally.