There are many beautiful places in Austria which are well worth a visit. Nevertheless, people are flying more than ever before. Flying enables us to travel to far away countries, get to know new cultures and trade all over the world. When and why was the last time you flew somewhere? However, the reality is that flying negatively impacts our environment. Climate change affects all of us. It is precisely because passenger volume is increasing every year that airlines will have to face up to their responsibilities. For this reason, it is our task to focus on carefully using existing natural resources, both on board and on the ground. In small ways… …and also on a larger scale. We are called upon to reduce our CO₂ emissions and minimize the environmental impacts of flying – and hopefully avoid them completely sometime in the future. We have been working on tackling this major challenge for years. We have succeeded in steadily cutting our CO₂ emissions per passenger on the basis of fleet modernization measures, technical innovations and reducing the weight on board. However, there is one thing we do know: this alone is not enough. Flying brings people and cultures together like no other means of transport. In this way, it also spreads goods and prosperity across the globe. We want flying to unite future generations as well. For this purpose, we have to protect our environment even more effectively.