CO2 emissions are the single most pressing issue for any airline and we need to take action. We aim to be carbon neutral by the end of 2045. Our first milestone is already by the end of 2025; we will cut our net emissions by 50% from the 2019 level. That includes also having net zero CO2 emissions in non-flight operations. We are committed to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal number 13, to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
What we will do
Our key actions for future CO2 reduction
- We decrease the weight of our aircraft, as it has a direct impact on fuel burn and emissions. This is a joint effort by everyone working with aircraft purchases, cabin, service design, cargo and technical services at Finnair.
- We increase the use of sustainable aviation fuels. Our biofuel partner Finland-based Neste, the world's largest producer of sustainable aviation fuels refined from waste.
- We continue to invest in fuel efficiency, every day, with every single flight. This means fuel-efficient flight planning, reducing the weight of the aircraft, and operating each flight as fuel efficiently as possible. Our pilots are in a key role in this; they have a concrete impact on fuel burn and CO2 emissions during flights. Our flight planning and our ground operations also contribute to fuel efficiency.
- We are investing in research to help accelerate the development of new solutions, such as synthetic fuels and electric flying.