Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2024
It’s as straightforward as that: flying less is essential to curbing the aviation industry’s heavy carbon footprint. And, while sometimes there are no ways around it, replacing short-haul flight operations with other means of transportation can have a significant positive impact on the environment.

That’s exactly what Dutch airline, KLM, has decided to do. Starting next Spring, the air carrier will replace one of its daily flights between Amsterdam Schiphol airport and Brussels with a high-speed train service. The move is part of the airline’s long-term plan to reduce the number of flights between the two capitals and to gradually replace short-haul hops with rail services.

Other initiatives on KLM’s green agenda include inviting consumers to offset the carbon emissions from their flights and inviting companies to compensate for business travel by investing in the airline’s Corporate BioFuel Programme. What’s more, KLM announced that it would share its “best practices and tools” around sustainability with its competitors and is asking the aviation industry to share their knowledge in return.

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