Air traffic - climate protection despite corona

shair makes air traffic more economical and more sustainable!

shair reduces fuel consumption and thus CO₂ emissions!

shair strengthens the larger airports including the major hubs intermodally!

shair flattens the ramp towards non-fossil kerosene!


The concepts behind shair are largely based on innovative production scenarios, They outline how a multimodal air transport landscape in the heart of Europe after Corona could look like more economical, more ecological and more comfortable for travellers.

The cornerstone for all this is our startup shair. It stands for share an aircraft. The business magic word behind it is coopetition, a symbiosis of "cooperation and competition". Two or more (competing) airlines share larger aircraft on a route. Economies of scale are achieved, particularly in terms of fuel consumption. This has a positive effect on the CO₂ footprint of passengers. The savings are up 10 to 20 %.

We have identified two production scenarios in which there is, both together, economic and ecologic optimization potential: 

The two scenarios are:

  • Nearly simultaneous flights (small aircraft) of competitors from A to B versus fewer (shared) flights with larger aircraft 
  • Connecting flights with transfer airport and detours versus direct non-stop connections.

shair would also be a comfortable ramp for (joint) capacity ramp-up in case of corona relaxation regarding travel. On selected flight routes the USA is doing this because of the government's framework conditions. To ensure flight connections before Corona, several airlines put their few passengers together in one aircraft, see above: this is successful coopetition.

For a comparable German startup solution there is a tool, the startup shair, in contrast to the USA. We would be happy to motivate airlines to design and implement a prototyping with us. They save kerosene costs and thus also reduce CO₂ emissions. In addition to the financial benefits from this approach, it is associated with innovation, environmental friendliness and, in summary, sustainability. Overall this is good news for the airlines and their customers, employees and, increasingly, environmentally conscious investors.

On the subject of Hub versus Point2Point, there is a study (Nov. 2019) by two geography professors from the USA. We were pleased that we found each other again with comparable results. Both in Germany and even more so in the EU, we are currently concerned about the partial turning away from the Green Deal. Economies of scale are achieved, particularly in terms of fuel consumption. Still – this gives us wings.

shair - Wolfgang Hildebrand (C)  01.08.2020