Ryanair today (4 July) released its June CO2 emissions statistics, which show an average of 66g CO2 per passenger/km.
|Total Kilometres||17,789m km|
|Total CO2 Emissions||1,167 kt|
|CO2 Per Pax/km||66g|
Ryanair is also publishing details of the environmental taxes it will pay in 2019 in order to dispel the myth that aviation does not pay environmental taxes. Over €540m in environmental taxes were paid in 2018 (FY19) and Ryanair expects this to rise to €630m in 2019 (FY20). This is €4.12 per passenger or 11% of Ryanair’s average ticket price.
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:
“Ryanair is Europe’s greenest/cleanest major airline with the youngest fleet and highest load factors. Our CO2 per passenger/km for June 2019 is 66g, almost half the rate of other flag carrier European airlines. We are also publishing our environmental taxes to dispel the myth that airlines pay no environmental taxes. Ryanair paid over €540m in environment taxes in 2018 and will pay over €630m in 2019 (up 17%). This equates to €4.12 per passenger, which is 11% of Ryanair’s average airfare.
As part of Ryanair’s environmental commitment, we are investing over US$20 billion in a fleet of 210 new Boeing 737 “gamechanger” aircraft, which will carry 4% more passengers but reduce fuel burn by 16% and cut noise emissions by 40%.”