Airports Council International’s Director, General Luis Felipe de Oliveira has called upon International Civil Aviation Organization Member States to adopt an ambitious environmental agreement.
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Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General of ACI World, looks back over the past two years and explains his outlook on the recovery and the importance placing sustainability at the core of the airport sector’s business strategies.
The industry says a mix of new technology; improvements in operations and infrastructure; and a transition to sustainable aviation fuel by mid-century would provide a majority of the carbon reductions.
Due to the major descent in international visitor traffic and slow COVID-19 recovery of the global aviation industry, 44.6 million air travel jobs, including tourism employees, are at risk.
Currently SAF is on average between two to four times more expensive than fossil fuels with current global production of about 100 million litres a year which is just 0.1 per cent of the total amount of aviation fuel consumed by the industry.
The introduction of the air travel bubble for quarantine-free travel between Hong Kong and Singapore has been outlined as a positive and important first step to travel recovery.
After urging the European Commission to implement COVID-19 testing in September, three aviation bodies have intensified the calls for replacing quarantine requirements prior to the holiday season in order to support the recovery of the industry.
Analysis undertaken by the Air Transport Action Group has outlined that a wide range of jobs within and supported by aviation are at risk as a result of the drastic fall in air traffic following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leaders from ATAG, ACI World, CANSO, IATA and ICCAIA have emphasised the need for sustainable aviation development post-COVID-19.
Analysis undertaken by ACI has found that the impact of COVID-19 could reach an unprecedented $104.5 billion reduction in revenue for 2020.
As sustainability becomes more important to ensuring the longevity of the aviation industry, the Global Sustainability Aviation Summit brought together key players to ensure that the 2008 plan of action for combatting climate change was not in vain. Executive Director of the Air Transport Action Group, Michael Gill, provides an…
The air transport industry supports 65.5 million jobs and creates $2.7 trillion in economic activity, according to a recent report from Air Transport Action Group.
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With the proper will, airports can move towards becoming one of the main exponents of sustainability and will provide an inspiration to their communities and other industries alike, says Michael Gill, Executive Director of the Air Transport Action Group.
Michael Gill, Executive Director of the Air Transport Action Group, reveals how the industry is working collaboratively to meet ambitious CO2 emissions targets...