Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO: Taxes 'weaken' ability to invest in new aircraft to reduce emissions

18 June, 2019

Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO Bjørn Kjos argued (18-Jun-2019) investment in new aircraft is the "single most important thing an airline can do" to reduce emissions. "Norwegian has one of the newest and greenest fleets in the world... a modern fleet, direct flights and high load factors has enabled us to reduce our emissions per passenger by 30% since 2008", Mr Kjos continued. He further argued taxes "weaken airlines' ability to further invest" and "also hurt consumers by making it more expensive to fly". [more - original PR]