Flying is one of those activities that is not, by its nature, environmentally friendly. However, Hawaiian Airlines has made a major push to become one of the most environmentally conscious and sustainable airlines around. In 2016, Hawaiian Airlines became the first carrier to operate a demonstration flight between Auckland and Honolulu showcasing best practices in operational performance. Its goal was to significantly reduce fuel burn and carbon emissions. That nine hour flight was able to save 3,260 pounds of fuel, reducing carbon emissions by five metric tons. And the airline adopted seven environmental markers outlined by the Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE), a group of worldwide aviation leaders dedicated to creating greener flights.
For those a little more metric minded.. that is saving 1478kg of fuel!
It looks like flying has a greener future.