Articles tagged “environment”

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Executive Q&A: How Singapore Airlines is Staying Committed to Sustainability

Executive Q&A: How Singapore Airlines is Staying Committed to Sustainability

Singapore Airlines + Skift

The fact remains that flights are bad news for the environment. But Singapore Airlines is innovating rapidly to ensure cleaner skies.

8 months ago

Ryanair Called Out by UK Regulator for Misleading Environmental Claims

Ryanair Called Out by UK Regulator for Misleading Environmental Claims

Laurence Frost and Alistair Smout, Reuters

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the airline industry is desperate to inflate its green credentials. This is just one example of a worrying trend.

9 months ago

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Blasts Failure to Reform Europe’s Airspace

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Blasts Failure to Reform Europe’s Airspace

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Reforming Europe's fragmented air traffic management systems would help improve the environmental performance of aircraft. But it won't change the fact that they spew out millions of tons of carbon dioxide every year.

9 months ago

Carbon Footprint Impact Extends Way Beyond Flights Across All of a Vacation: New Study

Carbon Footprint Impact Extends Way Beyond Flights Across All of a Vacation: New Study

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's a very small sample size at a very small travel company, but this study points to a possible way forward for the travel industry. If consumers can get a better idea of the environmental impact of their vacations, they can then make more informed decisions.

9 months ago

Airline Group Admits Failure in Communicating Environmental Progress

Airline Group Admits Failure in Communicating Environmental Progress

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press

Sigh. The point is being missed. The airline industry doesn't have a publicity problem, it has a carbon problem. The fact is offsets and greater efficiency won't solve things in the time we have.

10 months ago

European Airlines Face Prospect of Finally Having to Pay Tax on Jet Fuel

European Airlines Face Prospect of Finally Having to Pay Tax on Jet Fuel

Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg

Airlines obviously won't like it, but the prospect of new or higher taxes now seems inevitable. The problem that the European Union will have is getting other countries across the world involved.

11 months ago

EasyJet Seizes on Thomas Cook’s Demise With New Packaged Vacation Offerings

EasyJet Seizes on Thomas Cook’s Demise With New Packaged Vacation Offerings

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With Thomas Cook out of the way, there's certainly more space in the package holiday market. People still want to buy these types of holidays, and EasyJet is a well-known brand. Can it be successful where other low-cost carriers have failed?

11 months ago

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines are much more comfortable talking about mitigating climate change through incremental changes such as more efficient aircraft and carbon offsets. But these don't alter the fundamental problem. Flying is bad for the environment, and it's only going to get worse as demand keeps rising.

11 months ago

Airbus Targets Early 2030s for First Emission-Free Regional Aircraft

Airbus Targets Early 2030s for First Emission-Free Regional Aircraft

Layan Odeh and Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

The pressure is building on manufactures to speed up the development of aircraft capable of using alternatives to jet fuel. The problem is change isn't coming fast enough.

11 months ago

Ryanair CEO: ‘No Justification’ for More Environmental Taxes on Air Travel

Ryanair CEO: ‘No Justification’ for More Environmental Taxes on Air Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines think they can win over consumers, investors, and other stakeholders with their environmental spin. Ryanair is clearly doing some things right, but the sector has a structural problem that isn't going to be solved by tweaking the edges.

12 months ago

Finnair Sees No Impact From Flight Shame Movement

Finnair Sees No Impact From Flight Shame Movement

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Flight shaming as a concept is now well established, and airlines are certainly under much more pressure to showcase their green credentials. The impact on passenger numbers, however, is so far limited.

12 months ago

Germany Targets Discount Airlines as It Plans New Airline Ticket Tax

Germany Targets Discount Airlines as It Plans New Airline Ticket Tax

Arne Delfs, Siddharth Philip and Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

Hmmm. Has Mrs. Merkel been listening to Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr? He has been criticizing discount airlines, including Ryanair, for contributing more than their share of pollution. This German government plan would have a bigger impact on discount airlines than full-service ones, according to Bloomberg. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary can't like that.

1 year ago