Europe’s major carriers demand reform of EU airspace

An EC study concluded airspace reform could cut overall flight CO2 emissions in Europe by 10%

Apr 13, 2023

Europe’s major airlines have called for urgent reform of EU airspace, arguing CO2 emissions on some intra-European routes could be cut be up to 19% if routes were shortened. They blame the European Commission for failing to act, but the EC blames individual member states.

Key takeaways

  • An easyJet flight between Paris and Milan could save 19% on fuel and the resulting CO2 emissions if permitted to fly in a straight line;
  • EU transport commissioner Adina Ioana Valean blamed EU member states for the failure.

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