Following an agreement with aviation fuel supplier Shell, Jetex customers are now able to choose to fly with a reduced carbon footprint from six key global locations by choosing to offset the carbon emissions of their travel. The new service is available initially at Jetex’ facilities at Dubai, Paris, Singapore, Dublin, Dusseldorf and Salah airports.
With the International Air Transport Association (IATA) committed to reducing the industry’s carbon emissions by 50% by 2050, the agreement demonstrates how general aviation service providers can support this ambition. As a vital catalyst for growth, providing access to markets, supporting jobs and promoting travel recovery, private aviation has multiple positive economic effects. However, it also contributes to the production of carbon emissions.
Every day, more than 200 aircraft fuelled by Jetex take to the sky around the world. As part of the agreement with Shell, the new tool allows Jetex customers to calculate their flight emissions associated with the use of jet fuel and reduce them by choosing to invest in environment conservation programmes. The programmes are certified by international organisations such as the Verified Carbon Standard, as well as Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard. They include the protection or redevelopment of natural ecosystems – such as forests, grasslands and wetlands – to lower concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. To recognise customers’ input, Jetex will be issuing certificates and acknowledging individual contributions.
“With private aviation growing, we are even more aware that our future has to be sustainable. Solving the complex issue of climate protection requires a multifaceted response, and offsetting emissions on flights is just one step that we are adopting to reduce our environmental impact,” said Adel Mardini, Founder & CEO of Jetex. “By working with Shell, we have carefully chosen environmental programmes to ensure they are proven and deliver CO2 emissions reductions as well as benefits to the communities and local biodiversity.”
Meanwhile, Anna Mascolo, President of Global Aviation at Shell, said: “Until sustainable aviation fuels and technology are developed at scale, carbon offsets will play a key role in helping the aviation sector achieve net-zero emissions.”