Only one in ten airlines meet climate targets

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Only one in ten airlines worldwide can grow while maintaining CO2 emissions at a stable level, according to the German climate organization Atmosfair.


In connection with the climate conference in Katowice, Poland, Atmosfair launches its annual report that ranks the fuel efficiency of about 200 airlines.

The three most CO2-efficient airlines are British TUI, Brazilian LATAM Airlines and Chinese West Air.

The measurement finds fuel efficiency values by calculating the number of kilometers and passengers for each flight. Of the top 50 in the ranking, 14 are from Europe and Ten from China.

“Our results show that the progress in fuel efficiency alone is insufficient to achieve the 1.5 or two-year goal (in the Paris agreement),” says Dietrich Brockhagen, the chief executive of the news agency DPA.

CO2 emissions from airlines increased by 5 percent in 2018, and the number of aircraft kilometers increased by 6 percent.

Norwegian is not among the 200 companies measured according to the index, according to the report, methodological problems of measuring efficiency for low-budget companies. This also applies to the British giant Ryanair.

However, the report has divided these companies into classes from A to G according to how fuel efficient they are. A is best and G worst. Here Norwegian is in class B.


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