VistaJet is committing to carbon neutrality by 2025 and is spearheading the call for change, working with the industry to go further than the current goal of a 50 per cent reduction of emissions by 2050 set by civil aviation industry bodies, IATA and the global business aviation community.
Aviation plays a crucial role in driving the global economy as well as connecting people and countries around the world. While it is impossible to imagine a world without air mobility, and as travel continues to be a necessity for many companies, particularly to redevelop their businesses post-pandemic, VistaJet says it believes it must make every effort to simultaneously protect our environment.
In 2020, over 80 per cent of VistaJet members offset CO2 emissions relative to their flights' fuel consumption in partnership with South Pole, a project developer and global provider of climate action solutions. By offering its clients a means to compensate for the impact of their footprint, VistaJet is supporting an industry-wide push for a greener recovery and channelling important finance to projects that help reduce emissions and improve livelihoods.
VistaJet has also partnered with SkyNRG, a pioneer and a global leader in SAF, to be the first to provide global access to sustainable fuel for business aviation. Among other product and service innovations, VistaJet recently introduced into its fleet the Global 7500, the first business jet with an Environmental Product Declaration; optimised routes to reduce fuel burn; invested in AI technology for optimised fleet management; and drove the sustainability conversation and awareness among its clients and the whole aviation industry.
Founder and chairman Thomas Flohr says: “Since the inception of VistaJet 17 years ago, we have always looked to the future, innovating and driving change within our industry. We have taken on the challenge to establish and promote a more efficient and sustainable way of flying. This is why, together with our partners and clients, we have been developing and adopting best practices and innovative solutions. Our model itself is the most effective in focusing on utilisation and a shared fleet concept; and adoption of more sustainable aviation fuels, and smarter, more economic aircraft. The industry as a whole must step up to combat climate change and its impact today; it's the right thing to do, and we all have to act now.”
The VistaJet sustainability programme and innovation approach will also serve as a blueprint for all other companies in the Vista Global group and its key partners.