Why aviation chiefs fear net zero could cripple air travel | News World

“The industry is being increasingly challenged, particularly in Europe,” says John Strickland, an aviation consultant and former network planner at British Airways.

“It needs to shout about its value in a way that resonates, whether that’s its economic contribution or the importance of interacting with other cultures.”

Without meaningful change, some fear that young, eco-conscious travellers will shun air travel and opt for more climate-friendly options such as rail. Campaigners like Greta Thunberg have given rise to the “flight shaming” movement, which highlights the carbon footprint of air travel in an effort to shame people into finding alternative means of travel.

Strickland says: “Airline CEOs have children and grandchildren themselves, and they understand the feelings people have. Yet the industry is portrayed in some quarters as public enemy number one, as if it has no real personal interest in the future.

“The fact is that…

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