General Industry

Ryanair Announces Decarbonisation Strategy

By Dave Simpson
Ryanair Announces Decarbonisation Strategy

In a statement published on, Ryanair has announced a decarbonisation strategy called ‘Pathway to Net Zero’, which, the airline notes, has been developed to reduce its carbon emissions and the impact of its operations on the environment. It includes four core strategic pillars, underpinning a goal of net-zero carbon by 2050.

Core Strategic Pillars

According to the statement published on, the four core strategic pillars are: 34% decarbonisation through the increased use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF); 32% decarbonisation through technological and operational improvements; 24% decarbonisation through offsetting and other economic measures; and 10% decarbonisation through the introduction of better air traffic management.

Statement By Ryanair’s Director Of Sustainability

The statement published on included a statement from Ryanair’s director of sustainability, Thomas Fowler, in which he said, “As Europe’s greenest major airline, Ryanair understands that aviation plays a pivotal role in tackling climate change, and our ‘Pathway to Net Zero’ will help us do just that.

“We are working tirelessly with our team and strategic partners to lead the way in making aviation more sustainable. We were delighted to be upgraded to a ‘B’ rating by the CDP [Carbon Disclosure Project] this year, recognising our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. While we’ve already come a long way, we will continue to lead the sustainable aviation agenda in European aviation, as we embark on our ambitious ‘Pathway to Net Zero’ by 2050.”

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