Ryanair now publishes monthly CO2 figures - as one of top 10 emitters in EU emissions trading scheme
Lowcost airline Ryanair, has become the first EU airline to release monthly CO2 emissions statistics, which show an average of 66g CO2 per passenger/km in June 2019.
With the highest passenger load factor (96 percent) and one of the youngest fleets (on average 6 years), Ryanair has reported delivering the lowest CO2 per passenger/km in the EU airline industry.
According to the company, its current average CO2 per person/km of 67g p.a is substantially lower than its EU competitors, and Ryanair has committed to reducing this further to under 60g per pax/km by 2030 – as outlined in its Environmental Policy.
Ryanair’s environmental commitment has been stated as an investment of over US$20 billion in a fleet of 210 new Boeing 737 “gamechanger” aircraft, delivered between 2019 and 2024, which will carry 4 percent more passengers, but with 16 percent lower fuel burn and 40 percent lower noise emissions.
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: “Ryanair is Europe’s greenest/cleanest airline. We have the youngest fleet and highest load factors, so our CO2 per passenger/km is 67g p.a (almost half the rate of other big European airlines). Over the past decade Ryanair’s CO2 per passenger/km has been cut by 18 percent from 82g to 67g, while competitors such as Lufthansa, BA and AF-KLM currently generate over 120g per passenger/km”.