Sustaining Your World: In the air
We are confident that flying sustainably is possible. Producing less CO₂ and other emissions like nitrogen and ultrafine particles. Schiphol Group has been committed to making aviation more sustainable for many years, both on a national and international level.
We have taken the lead in making agreements. In the Netherlands, this has led to a common goal for the entire aviation sector. From airlines to Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) and research institutions. By 2030, the sector wants to have brought CO₂ emissions back down to 2005 levels. Aviation will be achieving net-zero-carbon-emissions by 2050.
In the short term, it will be sustainable fuels that make the most significant contribution to sustainable aviation. Innovations for the long term, such as electric or hybrid planes, are being developed worldwide. Making more efficient use of European air space will also reduce aircraft emissions.
Our 10 measures to make flying more sustainable
We are investing in a new refinery
Participating in start-ups to accelerate the development of synthetic kerosene at Rotterdam The Hague Airport
Airport charges cover sustainability
The cost of landing at Schiphol depends on aircraft type
Alternative methods of propulsion
Pipistrel electric plane at Rotterdam The Hague Airport
Flying more efficiently
More direct flight paths mean fewer emissions
The Dutch aviation sector has made national and international climate agreements
Fleet renewal and fuel economy are hot topics
Tackling illegal trade in people, plants and wildlife
Zero tolerance for illegal trafficking in people and endangered plant and animal species
Short distances by train
There are an increasing number of alternatives to short-haul flights. These options produce less emissions than aircraft.
Attention for non-CO₂ emissions
In addition to CO₂ , the aviation industry also produces other emissions that contribute to climate change. These include nitrogen, soot and sulpher dioxide.