Pegasus sets net zero carbon emissions target

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Pegasus sets net zero carbon emissions target


After joining the world’s leading airlines in The International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s resolution to achieve “Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050”, Pegasus Airlines has set its interim target for 2030 to reinforce its commitment.  Managing its operations and activities under a ‘sustainable environment’ approach, Pegasus says it aims to reduce flight-related carbon (CO2) emissions per unit passenger kilometre (RPK) by 20% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels.

In a statement upon the announcement, Pegasus Airlines CEO Mehmet T. Nane said: “As Pegasus Airlines, we have set our interim target for 2030 to reinforce our commitment to achieving “Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050”. We are restructuring all our operations and activities in line with this goal. Within the framework of our fleet transformation strategy, we foresee that we will reduce our emissions by increasing the number of our more fuel-efficient NEO model aircraft. As we manage all our operations and activities under a ‘sustainable environment’ approach, we will continue to work tirelessly towards our goal to become the greenest airline in Turkey and surrounding region.”

Pegasus Airlines has made efforts to reduce emissions by implementing operational improvements such as operating a younger fleet, purchasing low-emission aircraft models and reducing aircraft weight and route optimisation. The carrier also publishes its carbon footprint on a monthly basis on the investor relations website, within the framework of its transparency principle.

The company says its medium-term objectives focus on continuing the transformation of its fleet and supporting carbon offsetting projects; and in the long term, using Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs), new technology aircraft and carbon capture technologies.