Wednesday January 29, 2020

Could Big Aviation get its wings clipped this year?

Emissions rules, kerosene tax, biofuel mandates and passengers’ environmental concerns will all have an impact on the sector in 2020

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

5th January, 2020

Appearing on Bloomberg towards the end of 2019, Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary assessed the year ahead. He catalogued a number of issues that would face the airline, including supply of Boeing 737 Max aircraft and slower growth predictions. O’Leary, however, saved his strongest words for the impact of the growing environmental debate.

“If you look at the facts, air travel accounts for 2 per cent of Europe’s CO2 [carbon dioxide] emissions. Marine...

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