15 Jan 2024

'Extra long-haul' flights set to boost NZ's flying emissions

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 15 January 2024

The main transporter of jet fuel to Auckland Airport is expecting booming growth in international flights over the next 25 years, including more 'extra long haul' journeys from Aotearoa.

But an economist and climate campaigner says the kind of growth airlines are predicting will blow climate targets, unless the Government steps in.

Air New Zealand planes at Auckland Airport.

Photo: Unsplash / Douglas Bagg

Climate Correspondent Eloise Gibson reports.