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Community and sustainability
The StarKids partnership between Jetstar and World Vision supports humanitarian relief and community-based development projects in Australia and across Asia. The partnership aims to transform the lives of communities living in poverty and give kids a brighter future. Money raised through StarKids helps fund important projects in a number of Jetstar’s destinations including Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, as well as in Australia.
Since the partnership started in 2007, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand has helped raise more than $3 million for World Vision projects.
For more information about this partnership and to donate visit our StarKids website.
Jetstar's Flying Start Programme invites community groups and organisations across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore to apply for a grant, made up of cash and travel with Jetstar, to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.
For more information about this programme visit our Flying Start websites:
Little Athletics Australia
We’re proud to be the first ever official naming partner for Jetstar Little Athletics Australia.
For more information about this partnership visit our Jetstar Little Athletics Australia website.
New Zealand State OceanKids
Jetstar is helping develop the future swim stars of New Zealand through a partnership with the State OceanKids Swim Series.
Winners in the series have the chance to join the Jetstar Super Swim Squad.
For more information about this partnership visit our Jetstar State OceanKids website.
Jetstar and the environment
Jetstar is committed to minimising its impact on the environment and has introduced various initiatives to address this important issue. Our commitment is outlined in the Qantas Group Environment Policy.
Fly Carbon Neutral Program
Jetstar passengers can choose to make their journey carbon neutral by purchasing carbon offsets on all domestic and international services via a seamless single step process at the time of booking at Jetstar.com.
Our carbon offsets are purchased through Climate Friendly, which has been ranked as the number one carbon offset provider in Australia by the Carbon Offset Watch and is a founding member of the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA).
For more information visit our Fly Carbon Neutral Program page.
At Jetstar we're supporting the reforestation of 350 hectares of culturally significant land at Ngati Awa Heritage Estate to help prevent land degradation and remove emissions from the atmosphere.
For more information about this project visit our New Zealand Carbon Offset website.
Our strategy for fuel efficiency
Jetstar deploys a number of fuel efficiency strategies to reduce fuel consumption and minimise our footprint:
- New fuel-efficient aircraft
- Advanced navigational aircraft technology
- Reducing aircraft weight
- Flight planning improvements
- Improved aerodynamic performance
- Optimised loading to improve fuel efficiency
Sustainable aviation fuel
The Qantas Group is exploring commercially viable alternatives to traditional jet fuel, namely Sustainable Aviation Fuel. By using things like waste products and algae to make jet fuel, Sustainable Aviation Fuel contributes fewer carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
The Qantas Group will be looking for Sustainable Aviation Fuel options that meet strict safety, environmental and sustainability requirements. To help make Sustainable Aviation Fuel widely available and commercially viable, the Qantas Group joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) and engages regularly with industry, government, suppliers and stakeholders.
For more information visit the Qantas Group's Sustainable Aviation Fuel page.