Six bins, a church and a Air New Zealand 777

18 April 2021

Carbon Comparison Australia - New Zealand travel corridor

With an air corridor in place, what's is the ideal way of flying between the two countries and with whom?

With the very recent travel corridor opening between Australia and New Zealand, let’s look at the best way to fly that route and with the smallest carbon footprint. This is precisely what Lite.Flights was built for.

Lite.Flights has a real tangible purpose for today: how to take flights with the lowest environmental impact. Here is a clear example of how you can put it to good use.

Auckland to Sydney is operated by three airlines, Jetstar, Qantas and Air New Zealand. They do so with different aircraft types and each has a different carbon footprint. Let's take a look at the ranking for this route:

Carbon Comparison

SYD Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport
2205km
AKL Auckland International Airport
  1. AIR NEW ZEALANDAirbus A321 neo~331 kg CO2

  2. JETSTARAirbus A320~586 kg CO2

  3. QANTASAirbus A330-300~723 kg CO2

* [Results compared to an Airbus A321 neo producing ~331kg CO2 per seat.]

There is a clear winner here with Air New Zealand as your best option but only if they fly the A321 NEO. Signifiant carbon savings can be made just by choosing one airline over another and doing a bit of homework before you book.