Delta to invest US$1 billion to curb global air travel’s climate impact

Channel NewsAsia | Feb 14, 2020 at 12:05 PM
  • Delta Air Lines Inc said on Friday it will invest US$1 billion over the next decade in initiatives that would limit the impact of global air travel on the environment, the first airline to make a commitment of that scale.
  • Bastian is an advocate of air travel as a way to connect people and economies across the globe but has been vocal about the industry’s responsibility in ensuring environmental sustainability.
  • In the absence of more impactful short-term options, the industry has committed to a carbon-offset program that allows airlines to invest in verified environmental projects to offset their emissions.