Travelers around the world are becoming more and more aware of the environmental impact their air travel has. Although the wider public will not yet hesitate to take the plane because of something like “flying shame” – a rather new phenomenon circling in Northern Europe – travellers are getting conscious about their travel impact and are starting to look for ways to reduce their travel footprint.
Some airlines already offer offsetting programs and in that way support projects that plant trees or supply cooking stoves to developing countries. Although we believe carbon off sets should be part of the “mix” of measures on the short term (if managed the right way). But the availability of high-quality carbon offsets has a limit and they do not offer a lasting to the industry’s growing impact. At this moment, SAF is the most promising short to medium term solution to drastically reduce aviation’s CO2 emissions.
Currently, there are limited opportunities for individuals to fly on sustainable aviation fuels. In Sweden it is possible to purchase SAF for your flight through the Fly Green Fund. In 2018 Finnair announced that from early 2019 a service would be launched offering customers the opportunity to offset CO2 emissions by funding the use of biofuels.
In the near future, SkyNRG aims to develop a customer program specifically tailored for individual travellers, offering new opportunities to reduce their impact from air travel by flying on SAF.
Want to learn more about how you can fly your staff on SAF or do you have ideas about a new individual traveler program, please contact Charlotte.