Viva Aerobus presents its environmental culture "The future is green"
It deals with a series of actions and commitments that make Viva the greenest airline in Mexico, also including the goals set in this area
Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low-cost airline, joins the National Week for Conservation and the commemoration of the approval of the World Charter for Nature, signed today 38 years ago by the United Nations, with the presentation of its environmental culture 'The Future is Green'. It deals with a series of actions and commitments that make Viva the greenest airline in Mexico, also including the goals set in this area.
“We are excited to present The Future is Green in the framework of National Conservation Week, a few days before Ecology Day and on the date when the World Charter for Nature was approved. We place sustainability at the center of Viva Aerobus' operational strategy. Our commitment is ambitious: to strengthen ourselves as the greenest airline in Mexico. We will promote any practice that optimizes our operations for the benefit of the environment and inspires our passengers and collaborators to make a difference ”, mentioned Juan Carlos Zuazua, General Director of Viva Aerobus.
Under this initiative, Viva Aerobus becomes the first airline in Mexico to separate waste during its flights in order to recycle it. This effort began in August at the Monterrey operating base and Mexico City and Guadalajara joined in September; and by November Cancun will be incorporated. Products to be recycled are bags of potatoes, bread, cookies and snacks (LDPE and BOPP containers), aluminum cans and plastic bottles. These products will be reused to make new containers, textiles, strips, sheets, garbage bags, plastic wood and parts for the automotive industry, among others.
To carry out this task, the airline will work as a team with ECOCE, an environmental civil association that aims to properly manage packaging and packaging waste in Mexico with 18 years of experience.
Currently, Viva Aerobus is the airline with the lowest number of CO2 emissions per passenger in Mexico thanks to an efficient operation that is distinguished by high load factors. Added to this is the avant-garde technology of its aircraft, since it has the youngest fleet in Mexico (3.6 years average), with highly efficient engines in terms of fuel and a large capacity.
“It is a pride to be the airline with the lowest number of CO2 emissions per passenger in Mexico. We will continue to innovate, betting on the latest generation technology in aircraft and redoubling our efforts to serve our passengers in a 100% sustainable way ”, added Juan Carlos Zuazua.
Consequently, under this renewed commitment, the airline aims to reduce its CO2 emissions per seat per kilometer and CO2 per passenger per kilometer by more than 15% by 2025. To this end, in line with a highly efficient operation, Viva has created a multidisciplinary committee on Fuel Efficiency and reinforced good practices such as the use of terrestrial power plants, weight reduction on board, prioritizing a digital operation (“paperless”), optimizing air routes to reduce the distance traveled in flight and carrying out an assertive allocation of aircraft for each route depending on their performance. In addition, it will soon begin with the acquisition of a portfolio of carbon credits in accordance with the International Aviation Carbon Reduction and Elimination Scheme (CORSIA) for the benefit of air quality.
The launch of El Futuro es Verde coincides with the recent arrival of its third Airbus A321neo aircraft on October 24. Thanks to the capacity of its engines, aerodynamic advances and innovations in the cabin, this aircraft model offers a reduction in fuel consumption per seat of 20%, thus favoring a highly eco-efficient operation. The Airbus A321 also reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by 50%, fuel consumption by 15% and reduces the acoustic footprint. In addition, Viva's A321s are the first aircraft of this model configured for 240 passengers, a capacity that contributes to maintaining a low carbon footprint per passenger.