In the Air

In the air

easyJet's environmental code starts in the air - aviation's carbon dioxide emissions might only account for 1.6% of global greenhouse gas emissions*, but that doesn't mean we're complacent. In fact, quite the opposite.

What we do

Efficient use of aircraft

easyJet's straight-forward pricing model means that we attract more people to fly with us - and because we have configured the seating of our planes to welcome more passengers per aircraft, our traditional rivals use 30% more fuel than we do on the same plane type and same route.

New Aircraft

easyJet has invested 7 billion in the latest technology to make sure that we operate one of the cleanest, youngest and most fuel efficient fleets in the industry - the average age of our aircraft is 3.4 years. This minimises our environmental impact - and passengers enjoy a modern, brand new plane!

Flying short-haul only

In 2007, our average flight length was 978km - with emissions of 95.6g of CO2 per passenger km - and by sticking to short-haul we can offer an extensive choice of destinations that don't cost the earth in more ways than one. A typical flight from London to Nice creates 10 times fewer emissions per person than London to Miami and a dramatic 28 times fewer than London to Sydney.

Fly direct

Why take two flights when one will do? By focussing on a point-to-point service, we offer customers a enormous choice of routes to suit their needs - without a connecting flight through a carbon intensive hub operation. And if we spot a trend of connections developing within the network - we aim to set up a direct flight, for example we started flying Malaga to Glasgow, which allows customers to avoid having to take off and land twice, keeping their emissions to a minimum.

Avoiding congested hubs

easyJet avoids hubs like Heathrow and Frankfurt to make sure we can offer quick turnarounds, with minimal taxiing and holding patterns - using less fuel and emitting less carbon.


* According to the UK Government commissioned Stern Review, December 2005.

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On the ground

Ground operations have a vital role to support a low energy and carbon intensive operation - so everything from short turnarounds, simple airport structure contribute to a way of thinking that enhances the environment.

What we do on the ground

Carbon offsetting

Carbon offsetting is a way you can balance the emissions produced by your easyJet flight with an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere. Find out more about our carbon offsetting programme.

Our carbon offsetting programme