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What Easyjet these days announced that sound, as passengers could have in fact, the fives and the best device. Fly as much as you want, pay a little, and everything is CO2-neutral. "As of today, Easyjet will be the first major Airline to the CO2 emissions from the fuel for all of your flights compensates for all their customers," said the airline.

Simplified, what happens is, said: For every ton of CO2 that is pushed on Easyjet flights, you need somewhere in the world a ton of saves. The Airline is investing in projects, such as afforestation or prevention of deforestation in South America and Africa.

Not only Easyjet has positioned itself as a climate-friendly Airline. Also, the Irish Ryanair, the prices of 10 Swiss francs was due to ultra-cheap flights to Mallorca are known, is called the self-conscious "Europe's greenest Airline" and justified this with the fact that they offer no connecting flights in modern aircraft invest and per passenger, 39 percent less CO2 emissions than the industry average.

all of This stands in stark contrast to the allegations, which were guilty of the heads of classic Airlines such as Swiss Express: low-cost airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair are the main and the lowest prices, would be irresponsible. "Flight tickets for 20 francs, I think, is not reasonable," said Swiss Chef Thomas Klühr in an interview with the Sunday newspaper.

cheap airlines József Váradi, chief of the Hungarian ultra keep mind: low-cost airline Wizz Air, used in a recent Interview with the news Agency Bloomberg in a similar line of reasoning, such as Ryanair: the main polluters are not the cheap airlines, but the network airlines like Swiss or Lufthansa. The most money would make the namely, with few Business passengers in planes. Ecological is to carry more people per plane. How do the cheap airlines.

there Are cheap airlines so the environmental pioneers of the industry? Not quite so simple, is find Andreas Wittmer, managing Director of the Center for Aviation Competence at the University of St. Gallen. "If any Airlines are to ask, then there are cheap airlines," he says. Because they were mainly on shorter distances on the road, you could also put the train back. Only due to their aggressive pricing policy short-haul flights for private individuals, have become so popular.

The nitrogen emissions has even

increased He, however, sees a different Problem: in a climate-neutral flights by the compensations were for a long time. "Only the CO2 emissions to look at, it is not enough simply," he says. We must look at the entire climate impact of flying. Not just CO2 polluting the atmosphere, but also other emissions such as nitrogen. Also, the fine-dust problem will not be discussed. Especially in high altitudes, the exhaust gases have a stronger effect. Water molecules attach themselves to the particles and freeze. Such ice clouds form. These reflect the heat radiation of the earth – a greenhouse effect.

with the focus on CO2, the Airlines have been reduced in the last years, the emissions greatly. "At the same time, other Emissions such as nitrogen but have less decreased, or even increased," said Wittmer. "If you all look at the thing, not pushes you, the Problem is always back and forth, solve it." In fact, Easyjet's compensated mainly the CO2 emissions of the flights, only a tiny fraction is used for other gases no fives and best device spent – but so.

In the case of Swiss you are looking for the ideal solution, as Chief Commercial Officer Tamur Goudarzi Pour. "We look at all the options," he says on the question of whether a model à la Easyjet would be conceivable. Currently, customers can choose at the time of booking, the compensation of its flights voluntarily. You can decide recently, to invest either in projects such as reforestation or the use of more environmentally friendly synthetic fuels, which reduce emissions by around 80 percent.

"We see the greatest potential in the use of synthetic fuel," says Goudarzi-Pour. The only way you could really fly in a climate-neutral. But there are two problems: The fuels are extremely expensive. This is also reflected in the compensation: Relies fully on Biofuel, the costs for a long-haul flight of over 300 Swiss francs. To invest in reforestation projects, will be charged to the wallet with between 10 and 20 francs.

And Only a few customers use the option at all. Only about 1 percent of passengers to offset the CO2 emissions of your flight.

Created: 25.11.2019, 16:21 PM

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