BCD Travel reports on the future of air travel
First of a two-part series analyzes sustainability efforts in air travel and points to alternatives
There can be no doubt that the future of air travel will be built around sustainable innovation. Sustainable air travel will evolve in phases, and travel managers will need to familiarize themselves with the costs, benefits and wider implications of each one. Sustainable flight might start with SAF, but its ultimate destination seems likely to lie with electric or hydrogen-powered flight.
For many journeys, air isn’t always the only way to travel. For shorter trips, rail is being increasingly touted as an alternative, more sustainable way to travel. High-speed rail services are already well-established in a number of markets, providing the speed and comfort that business travelers look for.
In this new paper, we lay out the foundations for the future, explore aviation’s path to sustainable air travel and consider what this could mean for travel programs and business travelers.