Our climate action plan

Climate change is one of the greatest concerns of our time, and the decarbonization of the aviation industry is crucial to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the global temperature increase to below 1.5 degrees Celsius.
We have developed an ambitious decarbonization plan that aims to eliminate net carbon emissions by 2050, and we have identified a target to reduce our net emissions of CO₂ per revenue tonne-kilometre (RTK) by 24% by 2030, compared to 2019.

  • Renewing our fleet

    In 2020, Air Transat retired the last aircraft from its old Airbus A310 fleet. These will be replaced by Airbus A321 LR aircraft, a new generation of planes recognized as the most energy efficient in their category. This transition represents a 15% reduction in fuel consumption, 50% less nitrogen oxides and 50% less noise. Since 2019, Transat has acquired 12 of these aircraft, with seven still awaiting delivery.

    More details here.

  • Using sustainable aviation fuel

    Compared to traditional fuel, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 80% over its lifecycle. SAF is essential to achieving our industry net-zero goal. Conscious of the important role we can play in the development of a local SAF industry, we signed a long-term SAF purchase agreement with the SAF+ Consortium in 2021. Scheduled for 2028, the technology used at its first Montreal plant will produce synthetic fuel by capturing CO₂ from industrial sources and combining it with Quebec-produced green hydrogen.

    More details here.

  • Enhancing our energy efficiency program

    To enhance our operational efficiency, we rely on a rigorous aviation fuel management program that was implemented in 2004. It includes initiatives like single-engine taxiing, reducing weight aboard aircraft and closely monitoring fuel consumption.

Environment : other areas of action