Small changes, big results


Challenging ourselves to do things better lies at the heart of everything we do. As an airline, we know we have a major role to play in protecting our planet. We’re working to make changes everywhere we can onboard, from removing single use plastic bottles to repairing and reusing our headsets. It’s all part of our mission to net zero, and we’re committed to every target on that journey. 


Good goodie bags


Making our amenity kits out of paper products has saved 9.45 tonnes of plastic a year - that's the same as 63,336 apples!



Don't bottle it


We've removed 15.8 millions tonnes of single use plastic water and wine bottles annually in favour of recyclable cans and multi-pour bottles



A different cloth


Our famous Vivienne Westwood uniform is made from a yarn that's composed of 25% recycled plastic bottles



Drinks all round


All the plastic cups that we use to serve drinks onboard are now made with 95% recycled material. Cheers to that!



It's a wrap!


We've replaced plastic headphone wrapping with paper charity donation envelopes, saving 16 tonnes of plastic a year



Cardboard cut outs


Our new Economy pressed board cutlery removes the single-use plastic weight equivalent to 18 jet engines a year



Stirring up change


Swapping our plastic stirrers with sustainable bamboo ones saved 6.5 tonnes of single-use plastic



Box fresh


Our new Economy hot meal container is made from the plant material that's left after the extraction of juice from sugar cane. Sweet!


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Our mission to net zero


The time for action against climate change is now. We’ve set ambitious interim targets to take Virgin Atlantic to net zero carbon by 2050, including focussing on improving the efficiency of our fleet and increasing the use of sustainable aviation fuels. We’ve already reached some key milestones on our sustainability flightpath. We know there’s still a long way to go. But we’re in it for the long haul. 

We believe that business can be a force for good. Find out what else we’re doing.