Cathay Pacific Announces Ambitious Carbon Intensity Target for 2030

Cathay Pacific Announces Ambitious Carbon Intensity Target for 2030

Ambitious Carbon Intensity Target

Demonstrating Commitment to Sustainability Leadership, Cathay Pacific reaffirmed its commitment to decarbonizing the aviation sector by unveiling a new target to reduce carbon intensity by 12% from 2019 to 2030.

Aiming for Net-Zero by 2050

The airline’s ambitious goal aligns with its overarching vision of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, showcasing its dedication to sustainability leadership in the aviation industry.

Driving Efficiency Through Fleet Modernization

Cathay plans to achieve its carbon intensity target by introducing more than 70 new passenger and freighter aircraft, boasting up to 25% greater fuel efficiency than previous generations.

Embracing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

Accelerating the adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) remains central to Cathay’s strategy. Starting in 2024, Cathay Pacific plans to use SAF to offset 10% of carbon emissions from employee duty travel on Cathay Pacific flights.

Pioneering Collaboration for Change

CEO Ronald Lam emphasizes Cathay’s determination to enhance climate performance through SAF usage, fleet modernization, and operational improvements while fostering collaboration with stakeholders through the Greener Together initiative.

Addressing Transition Challenges

Recognizing the challenges of transitioning to sustainable energy in aviation, Cathay embraces a collaborative approach, forging strategic partnerships along the SAF value chain and initiating Asia’s first Corporate SAF Programme.

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