Community and sustainability

Community initiatives


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.


Flying Start

Jetstar's Flying Start program invites community groups and organisations across New Zealand and Australia 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.

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.

New Zealand Ocean Swim Series

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 to Environmental Sustainability (PDF, 21.3MB)

Fly Carbon Neutral Program

National Carbon Offset Standard - Carbon Neutral Certified logo

Jetstar passengers on Jetstar Airways (JQ) flights can choose to fly carbon neutral when they book at 

100% of each contribution is used to purchase offsets from verified carbon offset projects in Australia and around the world.

Fly Carbon Neutral Program

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.

Qantas Group Sustainable Aviation Fuel