Mega-Trend: Sustainability

The only good news for airlines in reducing emissions through the pandemic is they are helping save the planet. Aviation emissions are an explosive issue for the airline industry and the mountain to climb has become even taller than it was before COVID. So far, the airlines’ responses have been uncoordinated, contradictory, often evasive greenwashing, completely lacking in transparency – and they leave the industry a sitting target for unwelcome attacks. 

Looking ahead to 2030, there is very little in practical terms the industry can do to reduce overall emissions, whether carbon or others. Even with the most optimistic outlook, the use of fossil fuels cannot be reduced significantly until the next decade. In short, everything environment-related is about added costs, hardly a welcome prospect at such a fragile time. And there is no way to avoid them. 

CAPA TV spoke to senior executives on the sidelines of the CAPA Airline Leader Summit - 'Airlines in Transition 2022’ to get their observations on the subject. 

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