General

AirGO and Victor partner to lead way in helping business aviation industry towards a greener future

In an industry first, boutique airline AirGO, which specialises in the sales, management and charter of mono fleets, and award-winning charter broker, Victor, have announced a partnership which will see the introduction of ‘opt-out’ Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into the standard pricing structure.

A new quotation format will promote the use of (SAF) and invert the approach of existing schemes by asking buyers if they want to ‘opt-out’ of the programme, rather than requiring them to ‘opt-in’ at the end of the transaction. The AirGO-Victor initiative will apply to all AirGO flights booked via Victor’s transparent marketplace and will mean the cost of SAF is incorporated into the total price of the charter. The project uses AirGO’s SAF Book & Claim model, developed in partnership with CO2 offsetting specialist Compensaid and powered by Lufthansa. If customers do not wish to contribute to the use of CO2-neutral synthetic aviation fuel, they are able to actively opt-out of the programme.

The project, which went live in early 2022, aims to raise awareness of the environmental impact of a journey at the point of quotation and facilitate flyers in reducing their emissions. This follows research by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that reveals the uptake for opt-in emissions compensation schemes is as low as 1% for commercial flights. AirGO and Victor’s initiative will make it easier for consumers to take responsibility for their carbon footprint, whilst raising the profile and demand for SAF within the business aviation industry.

Daniela Flierl, managing director at AirGO, said: “By partnering with Victor, we are acknowledging the role we businesses must play to secure the sustainable future of both our industry and our planet, and we are seeking to prompt individuals to make more environmentally conscious choices. The most common carbon offsetting schemes available today promote afforestation and renewable energy programmes which ‘cancel out’ or minimise the damage caused by carbon emissions. The issue with these approaches is that they have a delayed impact – and we all know that’s not enough. By comparison, the use of SAF results in an immediate reduction in carbon emissions. While of course the industry has a long way to go, this project is a first step towards normalising the need to make sustainable choices when travelling.”

Toby Edwards, Co-CEO at Victor, comments: “At Victor, we believe in a better way to fly, and part of this mission is to make it easier for our clients to reduce their carbon emissions when they choose to charter an aircraft. This innovative new partnership with AirGO, a company I’ve worked with for nearly a decade, is perfectly aligned with our vision. Just like Victor, AirGO is passionate about transparency, particularly around disclosing the carbon emissions of each flight. Allowing Victor clients to easily compare the fuel-efficient Piaggio Avanti with SAF included side-by-side with other more carbon intensive options, should drive better decision-making. This is just a part of a much bigger initiative to support the adoption of advanced fuels and we’re excited to see the uptake from our customers and the wider broker community.”

The AirGO mono fleet is comprised of the Piaggio Avanti EVO, the most fuel-efficient aircraft on the market. According to the B&CA 2020 Purchasing Planning Handbook, similar sized aircraft produce up to 100% more carbon emissions per flight than the Avanti EVO. With the price of fossil fuels trending upwards, the difference in cost between Avanti EVO flights fuelled by SAF and fossil fuel flights is set to decrease over the coming years.

Since 2018, Victor has been on a long-term journey to lead the private aviation industry through the next phase of innovation to a more environmentally responsible future. Every Victor flight is 200% carbon offset as standard, as part of the company’s award-winning approach to climate action. True to the company’s core value of transparency, Victor publishes its CO2 emissions and reduction measures annually, and every Victor charter quote is labelled with its carbon impact, including fuel burn, CO2 emissions, and mitigation, allowing customers to make informed decisions to reduce their carbon footprint.

 

 

Corona travel – Transition to a conscious way of travelling

AirGO is a boutique airline specialising in on-demand flights across Europe and offering Corona travel solutions. AirGO entered the field of private charter and aircraft management almost 20 years ago. The operator was the first one to operate the Piaggio Avanti aircraft in Europe, the first German operator with a European AOC certified under JAR OPS rules at that time and the first one flying with a certified paperless cockpit. Today AirGO has a mono fleet of multiple of these aircraft.

Read More

AirGO.Compensaid Offset Program featured in Ultimate Jet Magazine

Ultimate Jet Magazine is online today presenting the AirGO.Compensaid Carbon Offset Program. AirGO private jet charter clients as well as aircraft owner can chose flying with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)… that is unique in the Business Aviation industry. SAF allows to fly carbon neutral with an immediate impact on CO2. It is produced from materials that will give off carbon anyway, like i.e. waste, or very soon also produced by extracting carbon from the air. Partnering in the Compensaid program powered by Lufthansa, AirGO is the first business aviation operator offering to its costumers the possibility to chose buying SAF or compensating the carbon footprint by investing in reforestation. The choice of the amount of compensation is completely flexible and up to the client. That is what makes the AirGO.Compensaid Carbon Offset Program so unique.

Read the full article on from page 54 on Ultimate Jet Magazine website and learn more about AirGO sustainability here

× How can I help you?