YouGov poll shows 45% of business travellers (in 7 European…

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YouGov poll shows 45% of business travellers (in 7 European…

YouGov poll shows 45% of business travellers (in 7 European countries) planning to cut future flights
2021-04-12 10:12:00
A YouGov poll surveyed business travellers in 7 European countries including the UK, in December 2020 and January 2021.  It found overall 45% said they would be flying less often in future – when Covid restrictions end – and 38% said their air travel would be about the same as before. The reduction would be because of videoconferencing. The reduction in the need to take business flights and travel abroad had been seen as positive by 20% of business flyers, and it had not negatively affected their work life or productivity. Business fliers tend to fly far more often than most holidaymakers, with 10% of those in the poll taking more than 10 flights in the year up to the first lockdown in March 2020.  Business passengers provide a huge part of legacy airline income, so without them, the price of air tickets would have to rise. Carbon emissions from aviation were growing at 5.7% a year before the pandemic, despite many countries committing to cut all emissions to net zero by 2050 to tackle the climate crisis. Green campaigners argue that the aviation shutdown provides an opportunity to put the sector on a sustainable trajectory.  The poll was commissioned by the European Climate Foundation. .Tweet     Business travellers planning to cut future flights, YouGov poll finds Only a third of business flyers expect to return to same level of air travel as before coronavirus pandemic By Damian Carrington Environment editor (The Guardian)  @dpcarrington Mon 12 Apr 2021 Most business travellers in the UK will take fewer flights than they used to, according to a poll, thanks to increased use of video conferencing. Only a third expected to return to the same level of flying as before the coronavirus pandemic, once travel restrictions are lifted. The huge reduction in air travel caused by Covid-19 had no impact on the work life or productivity of the majority of the business flyers, the poll found, with one in five saying the shutdown had had a positive impact. Carbon emissions from aviation were growing at 5.7% a year before the pandemic, despite many countries committing to cut all emissions to net zero by 2050 to tackle the climate crisis. Green campaigners argue that the aviation shutdown provides an opportunity to put the sector on a sustainable trajectory. Business-class seats provide most of airlines’ revenues but result in more emissions than those in the economy cabin because

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