Delivering on sustainability will become ‘a cost of doing business’ for the airline industry

JetBlue Airways recently drew a line in the sand in its efforts to combat global warming by declaring that its domestic flights in 2020 would…..

Video of the week – ‘You can’t change yesterday, but you can do a lot about tomorrow’

Martin Gauss, executive board chairman and CEO of airBaltic, highlighted CO2, taxes, SES, EU261 and fuel as his expected key topics of discussion in 2020…..

Carbon credits or carbon complacency? Offsetting can improve climate awareness image and attract the eco-anxious, but more needs to be done

Carbon offsetting in aviation currently is one of the major mechanisms companies implement to offer a ‘carbon neutral’ product and image. Offset programmes allow passengers…..

International tourism growth continues to outpace the global economy; has UNWTO been too conservative with its industry forecast?

More than 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded globally in 2019, a 4% increase on the previous year, according to the latest United Nations…..

‘Less talk and more action’ is needed on sustainability as survey reveals six out of ten corporate travel programmes are ‘not ethical’

As we look more closely at sustainability questions are being raised into the success of measures previously introduced to support environmental concerns. New research highlights…..

Etihad’s ‘eco-flight’ highlights the sustainability initiatives that could deliver road map for future air travel practices, both in the air and on the ground

When Etihad Airways’ flight EY57 touched down in Brussels shortly before 7am on 13-Jan-2020 it marked the conclusion of a special ‘eco-flight’ from Abu Dhabi,…..

Studying migrating bird flying patterns could ultimately change how we fly, but will consumers be convinced over formation flying of commercial airliners?

Understanding how birds fly has been an important part of the development of commercial passenger flying, but Airbus believes flight technology is now mature enough…..

From flight shaming to flight pride – IATA chief has a goal to ‘keep the world flying sustainably and with pride’ and pushes for the other transport sectors to stand up to emissions

International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac has claimed many times in 2019 that air transport in general is committed…..

Delta aims to become an ‘active voice’ in environmental stewardship

There’s no doubt that the global aviation industry is under heavy scrutiny for its environmental footprint, and Delta Air Lines believes it is time to…..

Reducing travel is one step to business sustainability, but similarly remote working could deliver as much of a positive impact

With concerns over health and wellbeing being regarded increasingly as a major factor within business travel, could reducing the amount we travel become one of…..