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10 Dec 2018, 14:03
Benjamin Wehrmann

Two German brands in top ten of least damaging airlines

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German airlines TUIfly and Condor are among the ten least climate-damaging aviation companies in the world, NGO atmosfair says in its Airline Index 2018. The companies ranked fourth and ninth, respectively, on the list, which was topped by Britain’s TUI Airways and Brazil’s LATAM based on their CO2 emissions per kilometre and passenger on all available routes. However, “our results show that the efficiency improvements of the vast majority of airlines worldwide are not sufficient, neither for the 1.5 degree nor for the 2 degree Celsius target of Paris," said atmosfair’s managing director, Dietrich Brockhagen, in a press release. "We need new, synthetic and CO2-neutral fuels and other more radical measures to curb CO2 emissions in the sector.”

Find the press release in English here.

Also see the CLEW interview Emission-free aviation is technically feasible – DLR researcher.

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