Apr 2, 2019

Ryanair one of Europe's top polluters, EU data suggests

The data said Ryanair's carbon dioxide emissions rose by 6.9% last year, but the firm said it was "Europe's greenest and cleanest airline". In a statement, the carrier added that "Passengers travelling on Ryanair have the lowest CO2 emissions per kilometre travelled than any other airline". Last year, the airline launched a new environmental policy, in which it said it would offer its customers the chance to offset the carbon cost of their flights. The International Civil Aviation Organization recently made moves to address the situation by adopting self-policing rules, calling for offsetting any carbon increases by planting trees or investing in cleaner technologies. Ryanair reported its first quarterly loss since March 2014 in the final three months of last year, saying that "Excess winter capacity in Europe" had hit tradingt.

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