Ryanair has a bit of an image problem even though its planes are packed! Just because portions of the population think that Ryanair would charge you for breathing if they could get away with it doesn’t mean that they don’t fly to places that people want to go (or just down the road from them anyway!) and do so cheaper than most. But when I saw on a TV advert that Ryanair were claiming to be low cost and low CO2 emissions then I was doubtful about the latter.
But, to be fair, according to Ryanair, because their flights are full and their planes are new, then the emissions per passenger mile on their flights are low.
Yes, I know that it would be better not to fly at all (and generally I don’t – I haven’t been on a plane for 13 months (since this)) but it is a sign of progress when an airline is making much of the fact that its emissions are lower than its rivals. Or don’t you think so?
So, I was sceptical but now I am slightly impressed.
And here are those monthly CO2 figures – click here.
And in somewhat related news, when a Telegraph travel writer is planning to reduce his flights then the world really is changing its mind, and slowly, its actions. I think some twitchers may be the last people to give up plane travel.