Increased emissions from domestic aviation

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CO2 emissions from domestic air traffic increased by 3 percent from 2017 to 2018. The main reason was more travelers between Norwegian airports, new figures from Statistics Norway show.

Nearly 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 were released from domestic aviation in 2018, Statistics Norway reports.

The calculations show that annual emissions of CO2 from domestic aviation have largely been between 1.2 and 1.3 million tonnes since 2010.

Overall, domestic aviation emissions accounted for just under 3 percent of total CO2 emissions from Norwegian territory in 2018.

A large part of the increase is due to more passengers on flights between the cities of Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Tromsø, writes Statistics Norway about the figures.

With the exception of 2014, the calculated CO2 emissions from passenger transport by air has been slightly below 200 grams per passenger kilometer during the period 2010–2018.

The estimated increase from 181 to 192 grams per passenger kilometer from 2017 to 2018 can to some extent be seen in the context of much of the increase in passenger traffic over the last year on shorter routes with a larger proportion of flights related to the landing and departure phase, according to Statistics Norway.

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