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The US airline commits to fully offset carbon emissions starting March 1.February 14, 2020, 12:09 PMDelta Air Lines aims to become the “first carbon neutral airline globally” and on Friday pledged to invest $1 billion over the next decade to reduce its environmental impact. “We have committed, starting March 1, to fully offset our emissions, the footprint we create from our jet fuel and other emissions, our carbon emissions as an airline,” the Atlanta-based operator’s CEO Ed Bastian said in a video message on LinkedIn. According to Bastian, the initiative is “not about gaining credit—it’s about listening to our people, customers and our world, and then doing what’s right. This is a race for our planet, not a race to be No. 1.”   Delta’s carbon strategy will account for emissions across its business, both in the air—98 percent of it CO2 emissions are coming from its aircraft—and on the ground. The airline said it will focus on carbon reduction and removal. “There’s no challenge we face that is in greater need of innovation than environmental sustainability, and we know there is no single solution,” Bastian asserted. “And though we don’t have all the answers today, we know that our scale, along with investments of time, talent and resources will bring meaningful impact to the planet and ensure the sustainability of our business for decades to come.” The company did not reveal details of concrete projects of its $1 billion sustainability investment and whether the acquisition of new aircraft is included in the amount, saying only that “2020 will see a number of milestones that demonstrate Delta’s progress and commitment, and that Delta will share broadly as each of them launch.” In the wake of heightened scrutiny of air transport’s impact on greenhouse gases and the rise of the “flight shame” movement, airlines across the world are taking—and publicly promoting—additional steps to mitigate their environmental footprint and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. From July onward, New York-based Jet Blue will offset emissions on all of its domestic flights following similar programs already established by several European carriers including Air France, British Airways, and easyJet. Air Transport

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MIAMI – West African airline Air Senegal (HC), based out of Blaise Diagne International Airport in Dakar, has announced that It will begin flying to London in Summer 2020, the The post Air Senegal To Fly To London appeared first on Airways Magazine.

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Five Qatar Airways Cargo freighters departed to China on February 21, 2020 carrying approximately 300 tons of medical supplies donated by the airline to support Cornavirus relief efforts. The five flights departed one after the other bound for Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou as part of Qatar Airways’…

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Atlantic Airways has made this announcement: Faroe Islands from London Gatwick every Tuesday from June 23 to August 11, 2020 – it has never been easier to embark on your Faroese adventure! One-way from £85 GBP The archipelago compesed of 18 volcanic islands lies northwest of Scotland and…

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Air Senegal has announced it will start a new route from its Dakar home to London via Stansted Airport (STN) on June 26, 2020. The new route will be operated three days a week with its Airbus A321-200 aircraft. Air Senegal aircraft photo gallery:

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Eurowings has made this announcement: For most of our BASIC customers, a reasonable price is the most important criterion when booking a flight. For this reason, Eurowings is offering a revised BASIC fare for short- and medium-haul flights for price-sensitive customers from March 2020, in which individual…

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Russian Helicopters has received certification approval for its new “Aurus” executive cabin in its light twin Ansat.February 21, 2020, 3:11 PMRussian Helicopters has received certification approval from Rosaviatsiya for its new “Aurus” executive cabin in its light twin Ansat helicopter, clearing…

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Safran Helicopter Engines opened its new $54 million, 355,000 square-foot industrial campus in the city of Tarnos in southwest France. February 21, 2020, 2:36 PMSafran Helicopter Engines opened a $54 million, 355,000-sq-ft industrial campus in the city of Tarnos in southwest France on Friday. The new…

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Bell has been test flying an electric anti-torque system on its 429 light twin since May. February 21, 2020, 1:30 PMBell officially unveiled its electrically distributed anti-torque (EDAT) system via its Facebook page February 20, but has been operating it on a Bell 429 flying testbed aircraft since…

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MONTREAL (Reuters) – Airbus SE plans to invest between 500 million euros and 1 billion euros ($539 million-$1.08 billion) this year on its A220 passenger...

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MIAMI – Pieter Elbers, CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), confirmed the belated introduction of a Premium Economy cabin on its long-haul fleet within a year. The announcement came The post KLM To Introduce Premium Economy Within a Year appeared first on Airways Magazine.

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