Pegasus Airlines has become the latest airline to commit to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
In addition to shifting to a younger fleet, purchasing lower emission aircraft, reducing aircraft weight, and route optimisation, Pegasus said it would publish its carbon footprint on a monthly basis on its investor relations website.
“Minimising the negative effects on the environment and preventing pollution within the framework of the life cycle are an integral part of our environmental policy,” said Pegasus’ CEO Mehmet Name.
“With this commitment, we support and commit to the target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 by unitising the opportunities provided to our sector through technological advances, with the support from the energy sector and in coordination with stakeholders.
“We will continue to work on our fleet transformation and carbon offsetting projects in the medium term; and in the long term, focus on the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs), new technology aircraft and carbon capture technologies.”
The Turkish low-cost carrier, which announced its commitment at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 77th Annual General Meeting, will publish its first carbon footprint report this October.