Mexico City, November 10, 2021. – Viva Aerobus, guided by its environmental culture El Futuro es Verde, became the only Mexican airline signing the World Economic Forum’s Target True Zero 2030s Airline Ambition Statement within the framework of COP26 to accelerate global action to address the climate crisis.
The World Economic Forum recently launched the Target True Zero Initiative in July 2021, which aims to promote the development of novel propulsion technologies powered by sustainable energy sources, such as electric and hydrogen planes to minimize global warming. As a result of this Initiative, today, at COP’s Transport Day, 20 airlines, including Viva Aerobus, signed an agreement to achieve this technological innovation under four targets and commitments.
First, the signatory airlines commit to prioritize short-haul flights as they were recognized as most likely to employ novel propulsion first. Viva Aerobus will work towards ensuring that 30% of aircraft, that serve routes of 750km or less, that are added to their fleets from 2030 onwards employ novel propulsion technologies.
Secondly, Viva will also seek to decarbonize longer range aircraft once this becomes technologically and economically viable. Third, the airline called on aerospace manufacturers to prioritize innovation that will allow them to meet these goals.
Finally, Viva Aerobus, along with the rest of the signatory airlines urged governments to do their part in supporting the transition to cleaner aviation by establishing policies to provide incentives for operators to adopt these technologies and addressing the infrastructure issues needed to support their use in airports across the world.
“We are very proud of being a member of World Economic Forum’s Target True Zero Initiative, proof of Viva Aerobus commitment with carbon-free aviation and the global teamwork this requires. Innovation and technology in novel propulsion technologies are key efforts to guarantee a sustainable operation that takes care of future generations´ resources”, said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus.
In October 2020, Viva Aerobus reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability launching its environmental culture The Future is Green. This year, Viva presented the second edition with updates and new commitments such as the goal of reducing its CO2 emissions per seat per kilometer and CO2 emissions per passenger per kilometer more than 15% by 2025.
About Viva Aerobus
Viva Aerobus is Mexico's ultra-low-cost airline. It started operations in 2006 and today it operates the youngest fleet in Mexico and the 2nd youngest fleet in all North America with 45 Airbus: 40 Airbus A320 and 5 Airbus A321. With a clear vision to give all people the opportunity to fly, Viva Aerobus democratized the airline industry with the lowest fares in Mexico and the lowest costs in Latin America. For more information please visit: https://www.vivaaerobus.com/en-us/.
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