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To mark Earth Day on 22 April, Cathay Pacific will provide travellers the option to fly greener this week. This timing also marks one year of solid progress in the airline’s pursuit of sustainability leadership and the release of Cathay’s 2023 Sustainability Report.  

For the week of 22-28 April 2024, travellers can receive complimentary carbon offsetting with Cathay’s Fly Greener program.   

To redeem, travellers can use the discount code EARTHDAYNZ and Cathay will fund certified green projects that help offset the CO2 generated by their flights. Learn more about these projects here.  

On the release of Cathay’s 2023 Sustainability Report, Chief Executive Officer Ronald Lam said, “Sustainability is inherent in Cathay’s purpose – to move people forward in life. We understand that achieving this purpose in a sustainable and responsible manner for current and future generations requires collective efforts. By embracing the collaborative ethos of ‘Greener Together’, we aim to lead by example and reach new heights in building a more sustainable future.”    

Some of the highlights from the report include:   

  • Building upon its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Cathay set a new near-term target to improve its carbon intensity by 12% from the 2019 level by 2030.   
  • Cathay has expanded its Corporate SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) Program by establishing partnerships with new corporate clients and a non-governmental organisation.   
  • Cathay Pacific set a new target to decrease passenger-facing single use plastic items from an average of 7.7 pieces per passenger in 2019 to 1.5 pieces by 2025. Additionally, Cathay Pacific aims to reduce cabin waste by 30% from the 2019 baseline by 2030.   
  • Cathay rejuvenated its volunteer team and participated in youth-centric programs aligned with the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Strive and Rise program, including Cathay Community Flight and Aviation Exploration Days.