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Ryanair launches new environmental policy


Airline offers customers voluntary CO2 offsets.

Ryanair launched a new Environmental Policy, which commits to ambitious future environmental targets building on impressive achievements to date, including commitments to address climate change, and the priorities and policies which will allow Ryanair to continue to lower CO2 emissions and noise pollution.

This Environmental Policy illustrates Ryanair’s commitment to managing its impact on the environment by:

  • Leading the way as Europe’s greenest, cleanest airline
  • Committing to ambitious environmental targets
  • Investing billions in the newest, most fuel efficient aircraft
  • Committing to eliminate all non-recyclable plastics within 5 years
  • Allowing customers to offset the carbon cost of their flights

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: “As Europe’s greenest airline, we are pleased to launch our Environmental Policy, a blueprint for our achievements to date and future targets. Operating the youngest fleet in Europe, high load factors and efficient fuel burn, has enabled us to continuously lower our CO2 emissions to become the greenest airline in Europe. Furthermore, customers can now offset the carbon cost of their flight by making a voluntary donation to a climate charity at the end of the booking process, and we have committed to going plastic free across our operations over the next five years.”

Ryanair’s COO Peter Bellew said: “We are pleased to launch our Environmental Policy, which cements our commitment to continuously improving the carbon efficiency of our operations. By minimising fuel and energy consumption, reducing noise pollution and relentlessly supporting global emissions targets, we will play our part in addressing climate change. We will lead the way through these initiatives, and our progress will be published annually on our website and in our annual report.”

Ryanair launches London Winter 18 schedule
Ryanair launched its London winter 2018 schedule, with 143 routes in total, including 3 new London Stansted routes to Belfast, Edinburgh and Nantes, which will help deliver 24.5m customers p.a. through Ryanair’s 3 London airports this year.

Ryanair’s London winter 18 schedule will deliver:

At Stansted:

  • 1 new route to Nantes (4 weekly)
  • 2 new winter routes to Belfast (3 daily) and Edinburgh (4 daily)
  • More flights on 15 existing routes
  • 123 routes in total
  • 21.6m customers p.a.
  • 16,200* on-site jobs

At Luton:

  • 15 routes in total
  • 1.6m customers p.a.
  • 1,200* on-site jobs

At Gatwick:
5 routes: Alicante (daily), Belfast (3 daily), Cork (daily), Dublin (7 daily) and Shannon (daily)
1.3m customers p.a.
975* on-site jobs

From next month, UK consumers and visitors can now book their holidays as far out as March 2019, on even lower fares, and enjoy the latest “Always Getting Better” improvements including:

  • Price Promise – find a cheaper fare and we’ll refund the difference + 5 euros to your My Ryanair account
  • Punctuality Promise – 90% of our flights will be on time
  • Lower checked-in bag fees – 25 euros, bigger allowance (20kg)
  • Connecting flights at Rome, Milan & Porto with more airports to follow
  • Ryanair Rooms with 10% Travel Credit

Ryanair will continue to connect London with major business centres on high frequency, low fare services including Berlin (4 daily), Dublin (18 daily), Edinburgh (4 daily), Madrid (4 daily) and Rome (5 daily), with better timings and lower fares, making Ryanair the ideal choice for London business and leisure customers and visitors.

However, given the uncertainty surrounding Brexit in March 2019, Ryanair reiterated the need for clarity before it publishes its summer 2019 schedule in the second quarter of 2018. Ryanair warned it may be forced to consider a change to its terms & conditions for travel to/from the UK after 1st April 2019 should the legal basis for the operation of flights between the UK and the EU by autumn 2018 remain undefined.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: “We are pleased to launch our London winter 2018 schedule, which includes 3 new Stansted routes to Belfast, Edinburgh and Nantes, and 143 routes in total, which will deliver 24.5m customers through London’s airports this year. UK customers and visitors can book our Winter 2018 seats from next month as fares continue to fall, so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight with Ryanair.

We remain concerned at the uncertainty which surrounds the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU in March ’19. While we continue to campaign for the UK to remain in the EU Open Skies agreement, we caution that should the UK leave, there may not be sufficient time, or goodwill on both sides, to negotiate a timely replacement bilateral which could result in a disruption of flights between the UK and Europe for a period of time from April ’19 onwards, and/or the cancellation of flights and routes, and the movement of our based aircraft to Continental Europe.

To celebrate the launch of our London winter 2018 schedule we are releasing seats for sale from London from just £9.99 for travel in March and April and available for booking until midnight Friday (9 Mar). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

*ACI research confirms up to 750 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m passengers

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