TravelBank joins Lufthansa Group sustainability drive

Lufthansa aircraft with AeroSHARK logo on the side.
Photo Credit: Lufthansa

TravelBank, a leading technology travel agency, has partnered with Lufthansa Group, a global aviation leader, to make flying more sustainable.

This landmark collaboration marks TravelBank’s first SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) deal with Lufthansa Group in the United States, solidifying their shared commitment to environmental responsibility.

Lufthansa Group, encompassing airlines like Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, and Brussels Airlines, boasts a history of excellence in air travel.

Beyond its commercial air travel commitments, the Group is aiming to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

This ambitious goal is driven by a two-pronged approach: reducing net CO₂ emissions by half compared to 2019 levels by 2030 through operational improvements and offset measures, and actively promoting the adoption of SAF, a cleaner alternative fuel.

A Lufthansa Cargo freighter is loaded on the ramp.
Photo Credit: Lufthansa Cargo

TravelBank Perspective

TravelBank, recognizing the importance of sustainable travel options, readily joined hands with Lufthansa Group in this crucial endeavor.

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Their contribution to Lufthansa Group’s SAF program not only supports the airline’s ambitious goals but also empowers TravelBank to offer its users eco-conscious travel choices.

“This is just the beginning,” declares Duke Chung, co-founder and CEO of TravelBank, highlighting their broader commitment to environmental sustainability.”

“This partnership marks a significant step towards a greener future for the travel industry, paving the way for more responsible and environmentally friendly air travel.

A Lufthansa Airbus A350 in flight.
Photo Credit: Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group Responds

Dirk Janzen, Vice President Passenger Sales, The Americas, Lufthansa Group Airlines, echoes this sentiment, stating, “We are excited to bring on a company like TravelBank to be a part of our mission… in the most sustainable way.”

This collaboration signifies a powerful union of industry leaders, demonstrating their collective dedication to a sustainable future for air travel.

Lufthansa Group’s ambitious sustainability goals are multifaceted. They focus on fleet modernization, prioritizing fuel-efficient aircraft.

Additionally, they actively promote SAF, a cleaner-burning fuel derived from renewable sources. This has the end result of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional jet fuel.

Summary

Beyond internal initiatives, Lufthansa Group actively participates in related global climate initiatives. These include the First Movers Coalition, led by the World Economic Forum and the U.S. Department of State.

They have extended this invitation to TravelBank, further solidifying their commitment to collaborative action.

This partnership between TravelBank and Lufthansa Group is a promising move. It demonstrates that the aviation industry can embrace sustainability without compromising efficiency or customer experience.


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