Marking 70 years in the Canadian market, Air France’s EVP Commercial Sales Air France KLM, Henri de Peyrelongue, said that even a pandemic couldn’t stop the airline from celebrating the momentous occasion.
Global air travel generates about 2% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a small number, but airlines are a big target, and that was clear this year especially as carriers announced new measures to help reduce their carbon footprint.
Today marks the 70th anniversary of KLM’s inaugural flight between the Netherlands and Canada, a milestone occasion that the carrier marked with an official water salute by firefighters at Montréal-Trudeau airport.
We may love travel, but we also know it’s far from perfect. Sure, some forms of travel make the world a better place, but far too many types hurt more than they help. It’s time we all got together, as travellers, to talk about just that.