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Easyjet promises to be CO2-neutral flights

The low-cost airline Easyjet wants for the future fleet the CO2 of its aircraft fully with climate protection projects to compensate for. It is immediately to the world's first major airline with zero net emissions, said Airline boss Johan Lundgren on Tuesday at the presentation of the results for the year 2018/2019 in London.

In the current fiscal year, you will have to spend for the compensation of around £ 25 million (32 million francs). We are aware that the compensation is only a transitional measure, said Lundgren.

Easyjet will therefore support the development of innovative technologies. With Airbus, you have made an agreement in principle about a project with the electric and hybrid aircraft for short-haul allows you to be. With compensation payments, among other things, reforestation projects and solar photovoltaic will be promoted, and plants.

Like other Airline chiefs before Lundgren turned against air traffic control. They made the air transport sector is not clean, but prevented investment in clean planes. Also, the Airline's chief improvements in the European air traffic control system called for.

profit by a quarter

broke The company in the financial year up to 30. September 2019 pre-tax profit of 427 million British pounds (547 million Swiss francs) and thus was a good quarter of year-on-year. As reasons for the decline in currency effects, expensive kerosene and low ticket prices. The bottom line is, the British reported a profit of 349 million pounds to 358 million pounds in the previous year.

analysts highlighted the positive developments: Good ticket prices, cheap plane discussions for higher estimates of pre-tax earnings, wrote Analyst Damian Brewer from the analysis in house RBC in a study. Credit Suisse expects that Easyjet is continuing to gain market share.

according to Ryanair's second-largest low-cost airline in Europe, with 331 aircraft had been extended, among other things, due to the Takeover of large parts of the Air Berlin-business in the financial year 2018/2019 capacity by 10.3 percent. Passenger numbers climbed by 8.6 percent to EUR 96.1 million, while sales by 8.3 percent to 6.4 billion British pounds grew. (sda/red)

Created: 19.11.2019, 15:13 PM

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