Airlines under the microscope - how can they achieve their sustainability goals?

23 January, 2020

Just as airlines begin to savour the prospect of financial sustainability, this ease has been quickly interrupted by the threat of failing to meet sustainability goals. In the area of climate change, of course, national and EU emissions targets provide clear goals for airlines (and airports) to work towards.

The rapid growth of the industry intensifies the need to act quickly and effectively. However, sustainability relates to more than simply our approach to climate change. But, why does industry need to earn its licence to grow and what external pressures are we seeing to challenge aviation's sustainability record?

Last year, at the inaugural CAPA Qatar Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit, one of the key recommendations of the Doha Declaration 2019 was for governments to "Enhance sustainability - in its broadest meaning - in the aviation sector".

The CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit returns for a second edition in Doha in Feb-2020. CAPA - Centre for Aviation will once again address the latest developments in aviation regulation, both within the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and globally and this subject of sustainability.

In a late 2019 issue of Airline Leader magazine, CAPA's chairman emeritus and conference chairman Peter Harbison described issues relating to the impact of the aviation industry on the environment, including flight shaming, pressure to adopt net zero emissions by 2050 and the looming threat of a jet fuel tax, as "one of the more alarming phenomena confronting the airline industry and its long tail of beneficiaries", making the need for high level discussion on the topic all the more important.

As the foremost authority on aviation in the world, CAPA - Centre for Aviation's events provide cutting edge knowledge about strategic market trends and dynamics to help attendees make informed decisions, delivering the information and connections needed to inspire and improve business. The CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit will take place in Doha, Qatar between 4-6 February 2020.

It is a high level forum dedicated to addressing the latest development in aviation regulation, both within the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and globally. Alongside this topic, discussions will be centred around Europe's aviation relations with the world, a post Brexit world and its repercussions, North America's approach to open skies, how open skies have helped Asia's emerging markets, Africa's pathway to liberalisation with SAATM, airport privatisation and infrastructure, air cargo and industry sustainability.

It's hardly a secret that the airline industry is facing myriad challenges, notably in the marketing and distribution areas, as companies with personalised data, and the analytics and artificial intelligence to go with it, become greater threats to the stability of the traditional airline model.

This event, hosted at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, is a forum for debate and discussion of strategic issues facing the aviation industry and it is attracting delegate interest from across the globe.

FIND OUT MORE… visit the CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit homepage to find out more about this not-to-be-missed opportunity to discuss relevant issues impacting the aviation sector and learn meaningful insights from your industry peers.