JetBlue plans to go carbon neutral on all domestic flights later this year, offsetting carbon dioxide emissions from jet fuel for all domestic flights starting July 2020. The airline also plans to begin flying with sustainable aviation fuel later this year on flights from San Francisco (SFO). JetBlue is the first domestic airline to announce sustainability measures of this magnitude.
“Air travel connects people and cultures, and supports a global economy, yet we must act to limit
this critical industry’s contributions to climate change,” said Robin Hayes, CEO, JetBlue. “We reduce where we can and offset where we can’t. By offsetting all of our domestic flying, we’re preparing our business for the lower-carbon economy that aviation — and all sectors — must plan for.”
Currently, JetBlue offsets a portion of its carbon footprint via a partnership with carbonfund.org, a U.S.-based, non-profit carbon reduction organization. The expansion of the airline’s offsetting efforts is expected to offset an additional 15–17 billion pounds of emissions per year, equivalent to removing 1.5 million vehicles from the road. JetBlue’s carbon offsets fund projects such as solar and wind energy generation, landfill gas capture and forestry.
“The airline industry is one of the few industries that has collectively committed to an international emissions reduction goal,” added Hayes. “Air travel brings so much good to the world and JetBlue has always been about making our essential industry better. Carbon offsetting is a bridge to, not a silver bullet for, a lower carbon future. Reducing and mitigating our greenhouse gas emissions is a fundamental aspect of our business plan and our mission to inspire humanity.”
My husband and I arrived to The Water Club Hotel at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for our two-night stay and drove directly to valet parking. After the swift drop-off process, we took the escalator to the lobby to check in. With no one ahead of us in line, we were checked in and on our way to our room on the 30th floor in no time.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
SkyTeam added a 147-seat lounge at the new Istanbul Airport. The airline alliance’s newest lounge spans more than 6,000 square feet and is open all day.
Animals taking to the sky are getting a more comfortable journey thanks to a new innovation from Delta Air Lines.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Holiday Here This Year: Australians Encouraged to Vacation in Australia to Support Country-Wide Recovery Efforts
In the wake of the country’s devastating bushfires, the country’s tourism industry is encouraging Australians to staycation this year.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Singapore Airlines is adding a non-stop flight between Singapore (SIN) and Brussels (BRU), starting Oct. 25. The carrier has not flown to the Belgian capital since 2003.