New Air New Zealand reporting platforms empower carbon-conscious cargo and corporate customers to better understand emissions

With an increasing number of businesses and Kiwi exporters wanting information about their carbon footprint, Air New Zealand has announced two new platforms to help its corporate and cargo customers measure their emissions from staff air travel and freight.
14 March 2024

With an increasing number of businesses and Kiwi exporters wanting information about their carbon footprint, Air New Zealand has announced two new platforms to help its corporate and cargo customers measure their emissions from staff air travel and freight.

The move puts easy-to-understand emissions data directly into the hands of its corporate and cargo customers, and for the first time, customers can then purchase carbon credits from certified projects based on their personalised emissions data if they choose to. Air New Zealand has partnered with Norwegian company, CHOOOSE, to provide the new platforms, which give greater visibility of emissions by route and seat class where applicable.

Air New Zealand Chief Sustainability Officer, Kiri Hannifin, says that just as the airline is measuring its own emissions, it also plays an important role in providing the information customers need for their own reporting, as well as their air travel and freight decisions.

"As an airline, the biggest risk to our business is climate change, and we are acutely aware of the need to reduce carbon emissions from our services while still connecting Aotearoa to the world. Increasingly carbon reduction is something our corporate and cargo customers are focused on too, whether that's motivated by their own transition strategy, mandatory reporting needs, or because their customers expect it.

"Scope 3 emissions, which includes emissions from staff flying for work and freight, are often a large source of emissions for businesses and they can be hard to understand given they are also largely outside of their direct control. Our new emissions platforms will help customers measure and better understand the make-up of their emissions profile, as well as provide the option to purchase carbon credits from certified projects," she says.

For corporate customers, the platform uses bespoke emissions factors that are calculated using  Air New Zealand-specific data, which consider the aircraft type and route flown, allowing for more accurate emissions calculations.

"For corporates choosing to fly their staff on Air New Zealand aircraft, the emissions you see on the platform will reflect our modern fleet. Maintaining a modern and fuel-efficient fleet alongside operational efficiency plays a key role in Air New Zealand's net-zero target," says Ms Hannifin. Freight emissions are calculated using emissions factors aligned with New Zealand's Ministry for the Environment guidance.

Air New Zealand is the first airline in Asia-Pacific to launch a cargo carbon reporting programme with CHOOOSE. 

Andreas Slettvoll, CHOOOSE CEO, says, "In a world that increasingly values, demands, and expects businesses to practice environmental responsibility, companies using air freight must play their part in helping decarbonise aviation by 2050—given the sector's significant contributions to global CO2 emissions."

"As the first airline in Asia-Pacific to launch a cargo carbon programme with CHOOOSE, Air New Zealand is a front runner in adopting this technology for its customers and we are proud to work with an agile partner to make climate initiatives more accessible across the aviation industry. With the latest addition of both cargo and corporate emissions platforms, Air New Zealand is empowering their customers to really understand their carbon emissions and support meaningful environmental action.

"Enabling airline partners and their end customers (including individuals, corporate flyers, and cargo companies) to take climate action first begins with measurement. Only with greater transparency, utilising verified methodologies and data inputs, can customers understand the scope of their carbon footprints and how to act on them." says Andreas Slettvoll.

Air New Zealand invites cargo and corporate customers to sign up to the platform today at or


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About Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand's story started in 1940, first taking to the skies between Auckland and Sydney on a flying boat - a Short S30. Known for its warm Kiwi hospitality, today, the airline has 104 operating aircraft ranging from Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and Airbus A320s to ATRs and Q300s, offering customers comfort in the latest most efficient jets and turboprops. It's a modern fuel-efficient fleet with an average age of 7.3 years. Air New Zealand's global network of passenger and cargo services centres around New Zealand. Pre-Covid, the airline flew more than 17 million passengers every year, with 3,400 flights per week. Air New Zealand was recently named the World's Safest Airline by the Australian rating service, highlighting the airline's laser-focus on safety. Last year, Air New Zealand won Best Corporate Reputation in New Zealand – 8th year in a row.

Air New Zealand has a well-connected domestic business, connecting customers and cargo to 20 different regions around New Zealand. Internationally, the airline has direct flights to major cities across Australia, Asia, the Pacific Islands and the US, and through its strong relationships with alliance partners, offers customers more choice and convenience to connect further afield to hundreds of destinations. Air New Zealand has a particular focus on sustainability and its Sustainability Framework  helps guide the airline's efforts in tackling some of New Zealand's and the world's most complex challenges. Air New Zealand aircraft are proudly identified by its distinct tail livery of the Mangōpare, the Māori symbol of the hammerhead shark which represents strength, tenacity, and resilience.


About Star Alliance

Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,321 airports in 193 countries.