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Ryanair pledges support towards development of sustainable aviation fuels

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The carrier joined the Fueling Flight Initiative as part of its pledge

Ireland-based low-cost carrier Ryanair has pledged its support towards the development of sustainable aviation fuels, media reports said. The carrier joined the Fueling Flight Initiative as a part of its pledge.

The aim of this initiative is to provide recommendations on the sustainability aspects of the EU’s policy design to support Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). Ryanair joined the likes of KLM, Easyjet, Air France and the airlines of the International Airlines Group including Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia.

Ryanair director of sustainability, Tom Fowler told the media, “A transparent and future-proof regulatory framework for SAFs can support and equip airlines in their fight against climate change, and we are proud to be part of this initiative… With this new initiative, we take a further step to the achievement of our decarbonisation targets and the broader UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

Ryanair revealed that for the month of February 2021, it carried just half of a million passengers, whereas, in February 2020, it had carried around 10.5 million passengers. This is mainly because the carrier had halted a majority of its flights between Ireland and the UK as a result of strict entry requirements implemented by both nations.

The Swords-headquartered carrier also said that its base at Cork airport will not reopen until the winter at the earliest. According to Ryanair, the decision is based on the plan by the airport authorities to carry out work on its 2.1 kilometre long runway during September, October, and November.

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