Pegasus Airlines commits to achieve “Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050”

posted on 26th October 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Pegasus Airlines commits to achieve “Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050”

Managing its operations and activities under a “sustainable environment” approach, Pegasus Airlines has joined the world’s leading airlines in the resolution to achieve “Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050” that was approved at The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 77th Annual General Meeting.

With this commitment, which aligns with the target of the Paris Agreement for global warming not to exceed 1.5°C, the aim is to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to make flying sustainable.

Commenting on the announcement, Mehmet T. Nane, CEO of Pegasus Airlines, said: “As Pegasus Airlines, 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.

“We also carry out monitoring, reporting and improvement work within the framework set out by national and international regulations as part of the efforts towards climate protection and combating global warming.

“And now, it is a great honour to make this commitment to IATA’s “Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050” resolution together with the world’s leading airlines.

“With this commitment, we support and commit to the target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 by utilising the opportunities provided to our sector through technological advances, with the support from the energy sector and in coordination with stakeholders.

“Within the framework of our “sustainable environment” approach, 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.

“We will continue to work tirelessly towards becoming the greenest airline in Turkey and in our region.”