4 April 2019
Ryanair declared 9.9 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2018, up almost 7% on the previous year and almost 50% over the last 5 years according to EU data.
Gazasia CEO Richard Lilleystone comments, "This is yet further evidence of the urgent need for a sustainable supply of biofuel to be made available to the aviation industry. As Europe moves to develop and promote cleaner energy, coal emissions are falling, while emissions from airlines have soared over 25% since 2014, well ahead of all other transport sectors. As the European Federation for Transport and Environment spokesman points out, this sector is undertaxed and under-regulated and mandates to force airlines to switch to zero-emission jet fuel are vital."