Program Overview

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About Fly Carbon Neutral

At Qantas, we take our environmental and social responsibilities seriously. We are working hard to reduce our environmental footprint through continual improvements to fuel efficiency, electricity consumption and the amount of waste sent to landfill. Read more in Our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability.

We offset all our employee corporate travel and we are working to commercialise and adopt aviation biofuel.

We invite our passengers to join us on this journey to transform the aviation industry into a truly sustainable global transport system. You can help us make a difference for less than you'd think.

With our Fly Carbon Neutral program you can easily offset your share of unavoidable flight emissions when you book your flights via our website or by using the carbon offset calculator.

Fly Carbon Neutral is the largest airline offset program in the world. With your help we have offset over 1.8 million tonnes of carbon emissions. This equals 1.8 million Olympic swimming pools of pollution, or the emission from around 390,000 passenger vehicles.

How you can make a difference

Each time you fly, you can offset your share of the carbon emissions released during your flight. Your contribution is then used to purchase offsets from carbon offset projects that provide genuine, lasting environmental and social benefits.

Projects include the conservation of precious Tasmanian native forest, the distribution of healthier, fuel-efficient cooking stoves to Cambodian families and the protection of virgin tropical rainforest in Papua New Guinea.

Qantas passes on all customer contributions and does not profit from the initiative.
Your support of Fly Carbon Neutral is not related to any obligation Qantas has under carbon pricing policy in any of the countries we operate. Offsetting is a purely voluntary action by you to contribute to a low carbon future with a cleaner atmosphere and better world for everyone.

Find out how we calculate your share of the carbon emissions of your flight.

How we calculate your flight emissions

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Over 95% of your flight emissions come directly from the combustion of jet fuel, with the remaining emissions from ground vehicles, maintenance, airports and utilities.

To calculate your share of emissions for a flight, we add the emissions released by your aircraft on the sector, to the related emissions from ground activities, and then divide that amount by the number of passengers we carried on your sector. Using actual data in this way provides a strong estimation of the share of emissions attributable to each passenger on a flight. This data is updated each year.

If you're flying on a sector operated by a Qantas Codeshare flight, your emissions are calculated using the average emissions per kilometre, based on an average of all flights across the Qantas network.

This detailed assessment process is independently verified under the Australian Government's National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).