We view sustainability as the concept that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the capacity of future generations, ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being.

Under the name Flight 2030, we include all the ongoing projects, and all those that are to come, because this commitment doesn't stop here.

We invite you to discover the company's most relevant initiatives, grouped into three major blocks: Environmental, Social and Economic Actions.

Make your flight more sustainable

A more sustainable trip begins when you leave home and head to the airport. Travel on public transport

Use digital solutions. Download your boarding card on your mobile. It's more convenient and cuts down on paper use.

Go into the On-board menu and reserve a meal and other products for your next flight. This reduces food waste and the weight of the aeroplane.

Consider going with a vegetarian option on your next flight (available on all our long-haul flights).

Reduce light pollution. If you're going to sleep, we recommend turning off the light. That way, you can rest properly.

Environmental Actions

As a company, we realise that our environmental initiatives and actions are wide-ranging and involve all our stakeholders to a greater or lesser extent. This is why we separate them into four sections, measuring both the scope of each and every one of them, and the synergies created between them: Airline, Operational Viewpoint, Employees and Customers.

 1. Offsetting Project

Implementation of mechanisms that help us offset our carbon footprint in interactions with our direct sales customers.

 2. Sustainable flight challenge

This challenge inspires airlines to find new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and share their findings with one another. In 2022, the first edition of the Challenge resulted in a wealth of new ideas and improved operational efficiency by 15% on all the flights operated.

Air Europa has been recognised with the "Lowest CO2 emissions in short-haul flights" award in the "The Sustainable Flight Challenge", organised for the second consecutive year by the SkyTeam alliance. The airline was also a finalist in two other categories: "Greatest reduction of CO2 emissions on a short-haul flight" and "Lowest CO2 emissions for ground operations from an own hub".

 3. Sustainable Fuels 

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) are fuels produced from renewable raw materials, such as non-food organic waste, which generate up to 80% less atmospheric emissions compared to conventional fuels when analyzed over the complete life cycle, from production to consumption.

The use of SAF is key to the aviation sector's energy transition, and 2% SAF content will be mandatory for all flights in Europe starting in 2025. Air Europa, aware of its role in decarbonizing the sector and as part of its firm commitment to sustainability, is taking a series of actions to stay one step ahead of the proposed legislation.

We are proud to operate  a monthly flight on the Madrid- Buenos Aires route with 1,5% SAF. Flights on this route with renewable fuel, supplied by Repsol, will reduce emissions by 65 tonnes of CO2. In addition, in order to comply with ETS and ReFuel regulations, we also incorporating SAF, provided by Cepsa, in the first monthly flights on the Madrid-Málaga and Madrid-Brussels routes.



Air Europa also takes part in the Fuel and Sustainability Committees of ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association), which aim to develop, produce and use SAF in this geographic area.

 5Transformation of the Llucmajor car park

Installation of solar panels and vehicle charging points in the car park of our Llucmajor, Mallorca headquarters.

 6CEM Project

Air Europa is an active participant in the regular meetings of Eurocontrol's CEM (Collaborative Environmental Management) project, which brings together airlines and air traffic service providers to find and implement measures that result in increasingly sustainable airports.

 7Installation of solar panels
Solar panels will be installed on the roof of our hangars in Madrid and Mallorca. The electricity generated will help us to significantly reduce our electricity consumption.

 8Installation of other renewable energies

The studies we are conducting to cover the energy expenses in our office buildings allow us to use a mix of renewable energies that, depending on the needs of each space, optimise the resources used as much as possible.

 9Air Europa Vehicle Fleet

We are changing our car fleet, replacing a total of 60 diesel and petrol vehicles with their equivalent in electric cars or higher efficiency versions.

 10Planting the Air Europa Forest

In collaboration with CO2Gestión, we have planted a new forest with 1,700 trees in Riba de Saelices (Guadalajara), which will help restore the forest devastated by the fire of 2005, and which will offset 168 t of CO2* released into the atmosphere.

 11Space optimisation in buildings

To optimise and reduce energy consumption in offices, personnel have been redistributed between the OCC building (staffed 24/7) and the main building. These resources have also been optimised in pre-flight briefing rooms; in the case of Palma de Mallorca, by including it in the sales offices, and in Madrid, by reducing the distance between transfers so crews can walk, thus avoiding the use of vehicles.


 12Sustainability clause

We have included sustainability clauses in every contract with our suppliers to guarantee compliance with more sustainable operating standards.

 13Implementation of the Technical Log to save paper

This measure is guaranteed to cut down on paper use on-board by implementing a computerised registration system on our planes.

 14Sustainable layovers

We apply all the energy consumption reduction measures we have incorporated in our central base to every location on the planet where we make layovers.

 15Total recycling

We take measures to achieve total recycling, a technological, economic and cultural system created to reuse and appropriately and effectively recycle anything we can no longer use.

 16Reduction of plastic in amenities and resources

To carry out this measure, in addition to biodegradable plastics in our amenities, we will replace the plastic that covers pillows and blankets with a recyclable plastic tape in new product versions.

 17Sustainable catering

The best measure for sustainable catering on our aircraft is to anticipate the packaging reuse and/or recycling needs of each item, even before the item is cooked.

 18Half-yearly fuel committee

A sustainability committee tasked with coming up with and implementing new flight efficiency improvements that help reduce fuel consumption and with it, emissions: lighter catering trolleys, replacement of paper flight documentation with much lighter electronic flight bags, reduce the number of layers to lighten weight...

 19Informative videos

We are working on and producing a series of informative videos on sustainability and management systems to raise our employees' awareness.

 20Training Plan

A plan to train our staff on sustainability at every level of the company, in a way that is tailored to the needs of each professional function.

 21Crew Workshops

In-person training workshops for crews on environmental awareness and sensitization, as well as on onboard waste, will be resumed.

 22Improved waste sorting

The EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) system is a tool developed by the European Union that recognises organisations that have implemented the Environmental Management System and have made a commitment to continuous improvement, verified through independent audits. It is a certification that only three airlines in the world have earned. Each Air Europa department has one or more Environmental Liaisons assigned to it, to which employees can address any environmental concerns, and that must ensure that all employees comply with the procedures on best practices. Due to the environmental responsibility of the company's liaisons, awareness events are organised with this group, such as the visit with the TIRME (where waste from the Balearic Islands is managed).

Environmental projects with customers are in the development phase and will be phased in from the fourth quarter of 2023. The actions are also in some cases a test of future operations that affect different departments, such as the early selection of the On-Board Menu to avoid wasting on catering, incentivising the digital boarding card, or rewarding customers who demonstrate their environmental commitment with upgrades on their SUMA card.

Economic Actions

Air Europa takes care of every detail to be more efficient, both environmentally and economically, and thus have more resources available. These financially-based environmental actions range from the efficient analysis of all the data that involves the company, to tax compliance that guarantees a solid structure, as well as agreements with suppliers to combine objectives.

 23. Tax Compliance

We have created an awareness of tax compliance in the entire organisation in order to achieve sound tax management, contributing to the diligent and transparent fulfilment of the company's tax responsibilities, and thus creating a more stable system.

 24Work with sustainable suppliers

To maintain our goal, we have asked all our suppliers to have a certified sustainability policy and guarantee.

 25Allocation of profits to environmental actions

We have allocated part of the company's profits to actions that help reduce its carbon footprint.

 26New flight cancellation protocols

In an effort to improve, we have created a flight cancellation protocol due to bad weather that is specific to each airport with high diversion rates.

 27Improvement through data analysis

Based on the data provided by the FOCC (Flight Operation Control Centre) structure, we have created an analysis system that helps us to improve decision-making within the company.

 28More productive crews

We are improving the productivity of on-board crews through all the resource optimisation measures carried out.

Corporate Actions

As a global company, we are part of society, so our corporate actions involving the environment must also reflect that commitment in every area of our activity. We currently have several projects in progress, and more in the works, categorised into three areas of activity: institutions, employees and customers.

 29Corporate Social Responsibility Agreements

In 2023, Air Europa signed Corporate Social Responsibility agreements with Manos Unidas (07/06/2023), Mensajeros de la Paz (20/09/2023), Pequeños Pasos Argentina (11/05/2023), Fundación Scholas (30/06/2023) and Rompiendo Barreras - Sonrisa Médica (30/11/2023).

 30More projects in underdeveloped countries

We work on various projects, mainly in Latin America, to improve local areas and contribute to their development. 

 31Co-marketing projects

Environmental clauses will be included in all co-marketing proposals that are made in the future.


We are taking part in the Meninas Madrid Gallery group exhibit, personalising two sculptures. The money raised from auctioning them will go toward the company's different CSR initiatives.

 33Hands-on Project Montesión School

We have introduced into the Montesión School activities involving multiple intelligence, "learn by doing", and multidisciplinary activities relating to Sustainability and the Environment.

34. Equality plans in the Globalia Group

We have identified inequalities, differences, disadvantages, difficulties and obstacles in the company in order to achieve effective equality between women and men. To do this, we take different actions involving equality and diagnosis obligations, and remuneration transparency related to HR management processes. The main measures adopted in the Group's different equality plans are:

  • Corporate Culture: Disseminate Management's commitment to the equal treatment of employees.
  • Access to employment: Guarantee the same opportunities to women and men.
  • Promotion: Dissemination of processes to encourage promotion from within.
  • Training: Facilitate access for men and women to training sessions on equal terms.
  • Remuneration: Track the correct application of the remuneration policy and take the necessary measures to correct any discriminatory situation in the shortest possible time.
  • Time management: promote a culture that encourages work-life balance and joint responsibility between women and men.
  • Occupational health: Ensure an adequate level of health protection for all members of the organisation.
  • Professional classification, remuneration and remuneration audits.

35. Work conditions

  • Joint exercise of the balance of personal, family and work life.
  • Female under-representation. Establishing positive steps to do away with the occupational segregation of women, both horizontally and vertically.
  • Prevention of sexual harassment and gender-based harassment. Communication to the entire workforce of the content of the prevention policy and protocol through training and awareness actions.
  • Ensure the presence of physical spaces that respect everyone, as well as the observance of appropriate equality criteria.
  • Adoption of criteria and review timelines to ensure the effectiveness and * suitability of equality plans.
  • Non-sexist language. We are actively engaged in communicating on equality, with an emphasis on the use of non-sexist language.

36. Inclusion

Agreements with special employment centres (EEC) and contribution to indirect labour integration.

37. Wage gap

Remuneration policy is equitable for both genders, applying the salaries defined in the existing wage tables in the agreements with the various companies that make up the group.

38. Occupational Health and Safety

Establish the continuous application of the strictest health, safety and risk criteria in the different work centres.

39. Safe and healthy work environments

Promotion of safe and healthy working environments through activities focused on this purpose. Health workshops, articles published on the subject, participation in physical health projects.

40. Training

Training on sustainability is given to all company employees on a regular basis.

41. Recovery of activity

Activity is clearly recovering as work systems return to how we knew them in the time prior to the health crisis. Remote work has also been implemented, as have different workday length and flex time systems.

42. Organisation of work

The balance of our employees' work and family life and reconciling it with the company's organisational and production needs is one of the main challenges faced by the Group's Management. Measures are being launched to improve this balance that apply to all workers at the Group. Employees continue to have the right to request adaptations to the duration and distribution of the workday.

43. Social relations

We continue to engage with the works' councils and/or personnel delegates from the different work centres/companies.

44. Right to disconnect

We have prepared a series of awareness campaigns and tips on the proper use of technology tools and the reasonable use of communications through the employee portal.

45. Employee campaigns

In order to improve the relationship between our employees, different campaigns have been carried out to provide them with the necessary tools to successfully deal with various work situations. They are taught communication techniques and social skills, which have a positive impact on working relationships; and they are given the keys to thinking without limiting beliefs and stereotypes that can negatively impact health

Projects and actions still in the development stage aimed at social groups with specific needs, such as large families or passengers with disabilities or rare diseases, who will be allowed to choose seats preferentially at no added cost.

We will also use our own resources to promote awareness among our customers of vulnerable groups or those at risk of social exclusion, with which we will also reach agreements to facilitate their social inclusion.

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