But in adopting that more conservative measure, the airline has made a rod for its own back. The report shows its carbon emissions intensity has increased in the Covid slowdown. This is because it's flying planes with fewer passengers and less cargo, like the flights the Government requires it to provide to Cook Islands and Niue, that are often near empty. On its diminished international network, its emissions intensity has increased over the past two years from 726 to 972 grams of CO2-e per revenue tonne kilometre. And on its domestic network, emissions intensity has increased to 1,168 grams of CO2-e per revenue tonne kilometre. The airline says it aims to improve carbon intensity by reducing emissions at the same time as maximising its total payload carried – for instance, by increasing is cargo load from 67 to 85 percent by 2025, so each plane is operating more efficiently.
Approximately 0.1 percent of jet fuel sold in the world to date is SAF."
One of the pillars of the airline's new sustainability framework is supporting biodiversity and native forestry offsetting. It sells a carbon offsetting product called FlyNeutral, to both passengers and freight customers, which sourced carbon credits from permanent native forestry projects in New Zealand.
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This is regarding Air New Zealand's incapability to keep up with its target of reducing carbon emissions. The reasons are listed here: 1. Carbon increase during the covid period because it's flying fewer passengers and less cargo. Due to the extra flights that have nearly to zero passengers. Multiple planes are basically flying with 1-10 passengers. Wasting fuel therefore casuing more carbon emissions.
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