If your boss is a fan of eco-friendly companies, he or she will be delighted to hear that the Virgin Australia Group has revealed news of its fleet growth program and its journey towards net zero travel. Virgin will acquire four new Boeing 737 Max 8 aeroplanes, which will reduce emissions by 15% per journey when they take off in early 2023. Current 737 NG aircraft, which will be retired.
Virgin Australia CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said the fleet program is part of a broader growth strategy in response to increasing demand. She also commended that Virgin Australia was on track to return to 100% of its pre-pandemic domestic capacity by June – and that the company expects to well exceed those levels by the end of the year. She added: “With growth comes a large carbon footprint so it’s vital that we take the right steps now to ensure that as we do more flying we are also working to reduce our emissions.”