easyJet: A Blueprint For The Future?

Over the past few years, easyJet has been taking center stage when it comes to sustainability in the European aviation arena. From the jet power sources of the future to increasing intermodality, easyJet has launched several new initiatives over the past few years on the way to net-zero flying by 2050. Could they provide a blueprint for the future?

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Does easyJet offer a blueprint for the future of aviation? Photo: Getty Images

Across the world, sustainability is taking center stage as the aviation industry’s top issue. Recently the entire industry committed to net-zero by 2050 at the IATA AGM in Boston, but even before this, airlines were looking to the future of their own accord.

Intermodality

One of the ways with which easyJet is trying to increase its offering while reducing travel emissions is through a partnership with Deutsche Bahn, bundling flights with train tickets to and from the airport within Germany. This makes it easier to get to the airport and encourages passengers away from domestic flights with competitors or driving to the airport on their own.

The tickets also have benefits for passengers. Not only do they have an easier way to get to the airport, but the bundled nature of the offering means that if the train is canceled or delayed, passengers will be accommodated as if they were on a connecting flight.

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easyJet sells joint train and flight tickets with Deutsche Bahn through Berlin. Photo: Pixabay

Airline of the future?

easyJet is keeping its options open when it comes to the future of aviation. The airline has interests in both Hydrogen-powered flights being worked on by Airbus and electric-powered flights being sought after by WrightElectric.

However, both of these technologies remain quite a way off. In the meantime, the airline is also taking action now through initiatives such as replacing older A320ceo family aircraft with new neos, sustainable aviation fuels, and carbon offsetting.

easyJet: A Blueprint For The Future?

Suppose you’re interested in hearing more about easyJet’s plans for a sustainable future. In that case, you can sign up now for your free ticket to the Future Flying Forum, hosted by Simple Flying and AviaDev.

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Join us as easyJet COO Sophie Dekkers becomes an airline for the future.

Sophie Dekkers, CCO of easyJet, will deliver a keynote interview at 14:30GMT on November 11th, the conference’s second day. She’ll be discussing the exciting partnership easyJet has with Deutsche Bahn and how this sort of intermodality could be a blueprint for Europe’s low-carbon future. As well as this, Sophie will highlight easyJet’s innovative sustainability efforts and its route map to net-zero emissions.

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Held online, you can quickly get involved with interviews, presentations, and breakout discussion sessions. Oh, and each day will end with the Simple Flying avgeek quiz. Joining Dekkers will be David Neeleman, CEO of Breeze, Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, and many more legends of the aviation industry.

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