My name is Davide and I'm one of Kinder World's editors. This week, I'm taking over the newsletter from Deniz to make a special announcement: we're launching Kinder Airlines.
Yes, you heard it right. Our own air carrier is starting operations very soon. We felt that we needed to diversify our revenue stream and there were some cut-rate Boing 737 MAX on the black market...
Well, sort of. "Kinder Airlines" is the umbrella name for all the initiatives that we will introduce over the next couple of months to build up to our second Kinder Conversation that will be on "How to travel green - Airplanes and climate change". The event will be held in June. We don't have a specific date yet but we will announce it soon, so stay tuned!
The reason we chose this topic is that aviation pollution is quickly becoming a problem of paramount importance. If predicted cuts in other sectors materialize, UN data project that aviation is on track to become the single biggest emitter of carbon dioxide within three decades. Hooray!
Meanwhile, here you can find five handpicked links to start thinking about the issue of aviation pollution and possible ways to solve it:
- First off, an introduction to electric planes, sort of the Holy Grail of the sky. Why aren't they around yet? [Kinder World]
- And if electric planes aren't futuristic enough, what about flying cars? [Kinder World]
- Sci-fi solutions aside, one thing is certain: we need to do something to reduce air pollution. [The Jakarta Post]
- Earlier this month, a new report by Brussels-based NGO Transport&Environment, revealed that budget carrier Ryanair is now one of Europe's 10 biggest polluters, a first for a company that doesn't run coal-fired power plants. [Euronews]
- But the burden of increased carbon emissions doesn't fall only on the shoulders of travelers on a budget. The pool of private jets is increasing at an exponential pace. Market intelligence firm JetCraft predicts a 50 percent increase of private jets manufactured within a decade. [This and more aviation issues on Bloomberg]
- In all of this, VistaJet announces a "Private Jets for Pets" program. The offer will include an amenity kit for pets and flower essences to mix with pets’ drinking water to aid relaxation during the flight. [Luxury Travel Advisor]
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