Thomson owner beats carbon target for holiday flights

Holiday group TUI Travel said it has beaten its most “stretching” target to cut carbon emissions and saved more than one million pounds with energy and water efficiency over 2013. The group which has more than 30 million customers and owns travel firm Thompson said it cut the relative carbon emissions across all six of […]

We’ll ground planes in winter to save fuel again – Ryanair

Budget airline Ryanair intends to ground some of its planes in winter again to save jet fuel, it said this week. After keeping 80 aircraft from flying over the winter months last year it plans to ground around 60 in the coming winter. The airline says fuel costs in the year running up to March […]

Air BP forms joint venture with Polish oil firm

The aviation fuel services division of BP is launching a new joint venture with a Polish oil firm to manage the supply and marketing of aviation fuel in Poland. Called Lotos-Air BP Polska, the agreement is subject to approval from European competition authorities and will be formed by Air BP purchasing 50% of Lotos Tank […]

Ryanair profits slide on high fuel costs

Budget airline Ryanair is blaming a multi-million slide in profits on hugely increasing fuel costs. The Irish airline which operates 1,500 flights a day made €40million (£31m) less in the first quarter of 2012 than the same period a year ago, despite carrying more passengers. Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s Chief Executive said today: “As we previously […]

EU airline emissions plan upsets India

The European Union’s airline emissions plans have upset India, in a row that could stall global climate change talks. The European law that charges airlines over their emissions is set to come into play next year. India’s environment minister said on Wednesday the effect on emerging economies was “unacceptable.” According to Reuters, Jayanthi Natarajan said […]

Environment Agency bans UK air travel for staff

The UK Environment Agency has slapped a ban on its staff flying anywhere within England and Wales as part of a drive to cut its carbon footprint. The agency said that the change in air travel policy will save approximately 30 tonnes of carbon a year. Environment Agency chief executive Paul Leinster said: “Our restriction […]