Fly Net Zero is the commitment of airlines to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. 

At the 77th IATA Annual General Meeting in Boston, USA, on 4 October 2021, a resolution was passed by IATA member airlines committing them to achieving net-zero carbon emissions from their operations by 2050. This pledge brings air transport in line with supporting efforts of the Paris Agreement's temperature goal.

To succeed, it will require the coordinated efforts of the entire industry (airlines, airports, air navigation service providers, manufacturers) and significant government support.

How we plan to achieve Fly Net Zero

Our strategy towards net zero CO2 emissions

Achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 will require a combination of maximum elimination of emissions at the source, offsetting and carbon capture technologies.

Pie chart - our strategy towards net zero

flynetzero-saf-thumbnail-blue 65% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

flynetzero-newstech-thumbnail-red 13% New technology, electric and hydrogen

flynetzero-infrastructure-thumbnail-green 3% Infrastructure and operational efficiencies

flynetzero-offsetting-thumbnail-orange 19% Offsets and carbon capture 

The Net Zero Carbon Emission Challenge 

Current projections estimate that demand for air passenger journeys in 2050 could exceed 10 billion. The expected 2021-2050 carbon emissions on a ‘business as usual’ trajectory is approx 21.2 gigatons of CO2. 

See chartsAir passenger 2050 traffic - Emissions to be abated by 2050

Watch the interview with Willie Walsh, IATA's Director General, for more details on how aviation will mitigate the huge carbon challenge.

Net Zero Roadmaps

IATA’s Net Zero roadmaps provide step-by-step detailing of critical steps necessary for aviation to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. They address aircraft technology, energy infrastructure, operations, finance, and policy.

> Learn more about Net Zero Roadmaps

Fly Net Zero Fact Sheets

View and download Fact Sheets that relate to specific areas of the Fly Net Zero commitment. 

Campaign Materials

Contribute to the FlyNetZero campaign by using predesigned assets.

Downloadable resources include: 

  • Assets such as charts for designers and screens, MS Office shapes, and ShapePaths for designers
  • Font (optional)
  • Logos in RGB and CMYK
  • Templates for MS PowerPoint and MS Word