Aer Lingus A321LR 20 May (2)

Aer Lingus has become the first Irish carrier to achieve International Air Transport Association (IATA) IEnvA Stage 2 Certification for its work in reducing carbon emissions across flight operations and corporate facilities. The IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) programme is a globally recognised evaluation system designed to independently assess and help to improve the environmental performance of an airline.

Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton said “We are continuously advancing processes for monitoring and reviewing our performance against our environmental targets and the IATA certification is testament to that work. It is only by setting ambitious performance targets and actually embedding environmental management plans that we will make inroads into tackling climate change.”

IATA’s Director General, Willie Walsh said the IEnvA certification was a clear demonstration of Aer Lingus’s strong commitment to sustainability across all its operations, adding “Stakeholders, including governments, financiers and business partners will know that Aer Lingus is not just meeting global standards and best practices on sustainability, but is committed to continuous improvements to stay at the forefront of sustainability,”

Aer Lingus has committed to powering 10% of flights using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030. The carrier has made a significant capital investment in new Airbus A320 NEO family aircraft (8 x A321neo LR and 2 x A320neo), reducing emissions by 20% and  noise footprint by up to 50% versus predecessor aircraft. Two further Airbus A320neo aircraft due for delivery  this year and six Airbus A321XLR aircraft on order for delivery.

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