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Viva Aerobus Continues Charge to Compensate For Its Carbon Footprint

Viva Aerobus signed a strategic alliance with Anaconda Carbon, a company dedicated to the promotion and development of renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sustainability initiatives, to launch its voluntary footprint compensation program carbon for passengers. The carbon footprint refers to all GHG emissions released into the atmosphere directly and indirectly through the airline's operation. According to a press release, the objective of this alliance is to offset said footprint. That is, to carry…

LATAM Announces Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral Program

Being carbon neutral by 2050, zero waste to landfill by 2027 and protecting iconic ecosystems in South America are some of the commitments that are part of LATAM Group's new Sustainability Strategy. By 2023, the group will eliminate single-use plastics, recycle all waste on domestic flights, make its LATAM lounges…

VistaJet Pledging Carbon Neutrality by 2025

Global private jet operator VistaJet is committing to carbon neutrality by 2025, racing ahead by a quarter century as compared to aviation industry goals trying to target net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The airline also spearheaded the call for better change by not only working with, but also pushing the…

French Lawmakers Ban Short Domestic Flights

French lawmakers from the lower chamber of Parliament voted on Saturday, April 10 to ban domestic flight operations in France where a train would complete the trip in two-and-a-half hours or less, with a goal of diverting short-haul domestic air traveling to more energy-efficient train services. While climate policies remain…

FedEx Pledges To Go Carbon Neutral By 2040

Memphis-based cargo giant FedEx is the latest airline to join a push by the aviation industry toward environmental responsibility, as the company announced its commitment to make its entire operation worldwide carbon neutral by 2040. This ambitious target substantially exceeds the objective set for commercial aviation by the International Air…

KLM Operates World’s First Flight Using Synthetic Kerosene

KLM has announced that it has operated the world's first passenger flight using sustainable synthetic kerosene. The flight operated between Amsterdam Schiphol and Madrid Barajas airports and used 500 liters of synthetic kerosene. The news was announced at the international conference on Synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in The Hague.…