Henley-on-thames, Uk (PressExposure) September 01, 2009 -- 1. Why did you pick treeflights as a partner for carbon offsetting? I felt that it was imperative that Emtjets invested time and money into offsetting against the CO2 omissions expelled by Aircraft each year. I approached TreeFlights, 1. Because I respected what Ru Hartwell was trying to achieve. By planting a Tree for every flight taken, in turn giving something back to the environment was admirable and 2. Due to the nature of the aviation business, I felt it was our obligation to make a small but yet an effective difference against Global Warming. We are very proud to be sponsoring TreeFlights.
2. What is the enthusiasm from clients about carbon offsetting? We have received a very positive response from all our clients. We have been commended on a number of occasions, that due to our dedication to this cause, it helps provide further awareness.
3. Do you feel that by your empty legs business model you are helping the environment in addition to carbon offsetting? This was one of the key benefits of designing a marketplace for Operators around the world to sell their existing empty leg flights. By filling an empty Aircraft we like to think that the Emtjets business model, helps reduce additional CO2 omissions being released into the atmosphere. Emtjets provide 1000's of empty leg Flights to individuals Worldwide, allowing us to lower the usage of aircraft and with it the carbon footprint.
4. How do you see the future for charter broking? Emtjets, projects a positive yet hesitant growth characteristics for the future Air Charter market. World Air Charter traffic grew 15 percent in 2005 year over year, only to slow markedly in late 2007, with this pattern continuing through to 2008. Despite further slowdown in 2009, world traffic levels have expanded and Emtjets Online Charter Marketplace is still on the increase. In the current market, Emtjets eliminates the added pressure for all of its clients. "We provide an alternative, quick response systems, with cost effective results."
5. Aviation has a bad name in environmental circles what do you think charter brokers can do to help the reputation of the business in general? If every one does their bit for the environment, from fuel companies through to the end user, I feel we could all work together in reducing the carbon foot print, which we have all ignored for far too long.
6. What advice would you give to any charter broker wanting to offer a carbon-offsetting scheme? You can travel in luxury... without it costing the earth. I advise any Charter broker to invest in something that in the end effects us all. It doesn,t take much to make a difference.