Kiwi aviation tourism company, INFLITE has become the first nationwide New Zealand aviation tourism operator to become officially certified CarboNZero as part of its operational commitment across the company to mitigate its carbon footprint.
INFLITE CEO Adam Joyce says, “As an operator, we’re also deeply concerned about climate change so chose to commit to going CarboNZero. Our businesses take guests into spectacular parts of our country, often inaccessible without the use of aircraft - so it’s our responsibility to minimise our impact as much as possible to ensure that our sensitive environments are protected for future generations to come.”
The company has emission reduction targets set for the 2020/2021 year. This aligns with INFLITE becoming an early adopter of the Tourism Sustainability Commitment, which led to the group creating a sustainability plan and partnering with the Motutapu Restoration Trust to plant a tree for every hour of flight.
INFLITE have sustainability partnerships with the Abel Tasman Tree Collective, Kea Conversation Trust, Department of Conservation and Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.
INFLITE is proudly Qualmark Gold, NZ tourism’s benchmark of quality. This year it was finalist in the NZ Tourism Awards for Best Sustainable Business, finalist in the 100% Pure Experience Awards, and recently won the Canterbury Champion Business Award in the Service Delivery category.