IATA & Travalyst Partner on Flight Emissions Calculation

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Travalyst are working together to give people a consistent, accurate, and easy-to-find way to figure out their carbon footprint when they fly.

As all sectors of the aviation and travel industries work together to achieve net zero CO2 targets, this new and significant collaborative approach will increase transparency, accuracy, and consistency in calculating a traveller's carbon footprint.

Both Travalyst and IATA have a thorough understanding of the traveller as well as relevant technological and operational skills, allowing the two organisations to work closely together to align CO2 emission calculations. This partnership will focus on data and a standard method for estimating CO2 emissions from passengers based on routes for large-scale aviation. This will involve a consensus on how to account for renewable aviation fuel.

“Consumers want to understand the environmental impact of their travels. Both Travalyst and IATA are always working to improve their methods by adding new information about how climate change affects things. So we are working together to provide the consumer with easy access to consistent calculations of the environmental cost of their travel,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General.

Sally Davey, CEO, Travalyst, said, “This is the first time that airlines and the travel technology sector have come together in this way. As such, it is a milestone moment in the decarbonisation of the sector. In the face of the climate emergency, travellers want and need unequivocal information about their carbon footprint on which to base their travel decisions. Today we are bringing some of the leading travel brands around the table with the world's leading airline association, to easily provide consumers with the most accurate carbon calculations.”

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