Delta’s Journey to Carbon Neutral Starts Now
-- Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines
Delta is focusing these efforts on carbon reduction, carbon removal, and stakeholder engagement.
From being the first and only U.S. airline to voluntarily cap greenhouse gas emissions at 2012 levels, to adding more than 80 new aircraft in 2019 in an effort to renew our fleet with aircraft that are 25 percent more fuel efficient than the aircraft they are replacing, Delta has undertaken a multi-year effort to achieve more sustainable air travel. As part of our commitment, Delta has partnered with industry innovators to advance the development and production of sustainable aviation fuels.
Changing How We Fly with Tomorrow in Mind
Building a more efficient fleet
Reducing emissions through Carbon Offsets
Addressing Climate Change
Improving Our Environment by Reducing Our Impact
Reducing Single-Use Plastics
Making the most of recyclable materials
Waste Reduction Highlights
plastic waste reduction
air and ground recycling
Starting March 1, 2020, Delta Air Lines is committing $1 billion over the next 10 years on its journey to mitigate all emissions from its global business going forward. The airline will invest in driving innovation, advancing clean air travel technologies, accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and establishing new projects to mitigate the balance of emissions.
“There is no substitute for the power that travel has to connect people, which our world needs today more than ever before. As we connect customers around the globe, it is our responsibility to deliver on our promise to bring people together and ensure the utmost care for our environment,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO. “The time is now to accelerate our investments and establish an ambitious commitment that the entire Delta team will deliver.”
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Building on its $2 million investment for an ongoing feasibility study with Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels (NWABF), Delta has entered into one of the largest airline offtake agreements of its kind to purchase sustainable aviation fuel, if produced, from NWABF.
The feasibility study, announced in October 2019 and currently underway, is expected to determine the potential for a facility in Washington state that could supply sustainable aviation fuel for Delta operations in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles by mid-2020. Read More
Customers who choose to offset their travel using the upgraded carbon calculator with Delta fund projects across the planet that use natural climate solutions and make a measurable difference in the atmosphere. These projects restore ecosystems and address deforestation, in addition to supporting local communities by offering job opportunities and economic growth.
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, customers now have more – and easier – ways to join Delta in its work to fly more sustainably. Starting this month, Delta customers will be able to use the global airline’s upgraded carbon calculator to choose from four new carbon offset project options – each of which has verified emissions reduction impacts that align with United Nations Sustainable Development goals.