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Sustainable travel presents one of the biggest challenges for the travel industry. Find out what airlines are doing to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.


Delta

Joining forces to drive greener ways to travel highlights Delta’s commitment to achieving its sustainable goals.

One of Delta’s biggest goals is to reduce its fuel emissions. To achieve this, they are working on building a more efficient fleet together with alternative fuels.
In 2020, Delta retired more than 200 planes and replaced them with models that are 25 percent more fuel efficient. They have even begun to complete deals with corporate clients for the industry-leading sustainable fuel, as a result this will help them achieve their goal of replacing 10 per cent of their refined jet fuel from fossil fuel to jet fuel by 2030.

Single-use plastics have been reduced, meaning 30k lbs of waste has been eliminated annually.
Recycled items not only contribute to facilities on board, but also help finance the construction of new homes.
In addition to sustainability, Delta is also interested in building a future that puts people first, in delta one now you’ll find handcrafted amenity kits from Certified B Corporation clothing brand Someone in some place. These kits preserve artisan traditions and centuries of local-style weaving while eliminating 5-use plastics per item.


jet blue

JetBlue is in business to connect people around the world, but with great ambition comes great responsibility to reduce climate risk and fly smarter.

Aviation technology is progressing rapidly to keep up with the demands of airlines to achieve their sustainable travel goals. One of the improvements JetBlue is making to its fleet is fuel-efficient planes. The Airbus 220 will bring up to 40% improvement in fuel economy per seat and
The Airbus 321 neo will bring up to a 20% improvement in fuel economy per seat and because these statistics make such a positive impact, JetBlue is looking to deliver 70 Airbus 220s and 85 Airbus 321 neos to its fleet.

Sustainable planning is essential to achieving the ultimate goal of becoming net-zero by 2040, and all of the companies that have joined JetBlue’s Sustainable Travel Partner Program are excited to join forces to achieve each milestone.

To read more visit JetBlue.com


etihad

Sustainability is taking off and continues to be at the core of Etihad’s journey to transform the aviation industry.

In 2019, the Etihad Greenliner program came to life when they launched their first green flight, closely followed by their sustainable flight in 2021.
In partnership with Boeing and GE, the Greenliner Program is piloting and testing new alternative fuels and sustainable products.

Every little bit helps, so Etihad is doing everything it can to make a difference where it can.
You’ll notice some cabin crew members wear green and are available to answer any questions or get your green thoughts.
Nothing is wasted. Etihad’s reuse, recycle and repeat ethic is proving successful alongside its goal to reduce single-use plastic by 80%. Almost 40% of the flights from Abu Dhabi are served by electric vehicles, which in turn saves 300 tons of CO2 per year.

The mangrove tree can live up to 25 years and in its lifetime can capture more than 300 kg of CO2, due to this positive impact. The Etihad Mangrove Forest was created in Jubail Mangrove Park in Abu Dhabi. This gives your guests, corporate accounts and partners the ability to adopt mangroves so they can reduce their carbon footprint.

New sustainable fuels, such as biofuel made from saltwater-tolerant plants, support development to make aviation fuel the norm.

2050 marks the year that Etihad plans to reach its goal of becoming net zero. With every positive step the Etihad Greenliner Program is taking, they are well on their way to reaching their goal, which will undoubtedly have a positive effect on business travel.


British Airways

‘Welcome aboard our most important voyage yet’ BA.com

BA cares about every flight and the environmental impact it has on the world, so achieving net-zero emissions is an urgent priority.

Being one of the first airline groups to commit to becoming net zero by 2050 has shown that BA is serious about making a difference.
BA has formed partnerships to help develop and support its journey, exploring future aviation fuel, zero-emission hydrogen-powered aircraft and carbon capture technology. Who thought that commercial and household waste could be so valuable? BA’s partnership with Velocys is building a plant in the north of England to convert waste into SAF. By the end of 2022, we can expect to see a number of SAF-powered flights from a plant in the US supported by LanzaJet and the BA partnership.

All of BA’s domestic flights since January 2020 have offset carbon emissions, making them carbon neutral. The partnership with Pure Leapfrog enables passengers traveling outside of the UK to calculate and offset their carbon emissions.

Like most airlines, reducing single-use plastic is a great way to save tons of waste annually and protect the environment. Finding alternatives like bamboo and paper along with toiletries kits and duvets made from recycled plastics has a positive impact on corporate travel moving towards net zero.

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