In recent years, numerous changes have been made to Icelandair’s operations in order to reduce CO2 emissions. These include the implementation of winglets to reduce drag and save fuel and efforts to minimize fuel consumption during approach and landing.
We run an active fuel-monitoring program aimed at reducing CO2 emissions. Pilots are trained in flying techniques such as CDA (constant descent approach) and RAA (reduced acceleration altitude), which result in less noise pollution and reduced fuel consumption. Using software, each pilot can monitor their individual contribution to fuel savings as well as compare their efforts to that of colleagues.
We use a centralized tactical fleet management program to actively manage aircraft in the air, to reduce flying speed and thus fuel consumption of aircraft that are likely to arrive ahead of schedule.
Our carbon calculator makes it easy for you to calculate the carbon footprint associated with your flight and the contribution necessary to offset your travel.
We have determined the average flight emissions for each of our routes. Our carbon calculator estimates your contribution based on the length of your route and the number of passengers you list.
Currently, all carbon-offset contributions are used to cultivate forests in Iceland in co-operation with the Icelandic Carbon Fund, Kolviður. Trees absorb carbon from carbon dioxide thus reducing the amount of it in the atmosphere. We are proud to be a part of this important project and encourage our customers to participate in it.