#International Air Transport Association

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it is aiming for "net zero carbon emissions" by 2050, a bold but necessary goal according to its CEO Willie Walsh. Photo: Daniel Slim / AFP
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Zero net emissions by 2050: a huge challenge for the airline industry

How can passengers take 10 billion flights a year without contributing to global warming? The question of "greening" the international aviation sector by 2050 constitutes a huge task whose stakes can make the head spin, according to the airlines themselves
An airplane flying above Liverpool's John Lennon Airport, 05 January 2007, on the day that British Environment Minister Ian Pearson said that budget airline Ryanair was the "irresponsible face of capitalism". The European Commission proposed last month to set carbon dioxide emission quotas starting in 2011, airlines will be asked to pay for exceeding their current level of emissions. This could have the effect of raising ticket prices by up to nine euros (about 12 dollars) by 2020 for internal European flights. Ryanair has opposed efforts to control carbon emissions saying a trading scheme would discriminate against low-cost airlines. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
An airplane flying above Liverpool's Joh... […]

Airline industry sees long-term rebound for sector

After flying into the financial turbulence of the Covid pandemic, the airline sector expects passenger traffic to take off despite concerns about the industry's impact on climate change
The IATA reported last week that on average, people travelling at peak times now stay twice as long at airports -- three hours -- compared with 2019. Photo: Stephane De Sakutin / AFP
The IATA reported last week that on aver... […]

European lobby groups fear summer chaos at airports

A year after the pandemic emptied airports, air travel associations fear chaos during Europe's summer holiday season as travellers wait hours before boarding planes due to health checks