Ryanair has launched electric handling at eleven European airports.
Electric equipment used at Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Mallorca, Seville, Santiago, Valencia, Amsterdam Schipol, Gothenburg-Landvetter and Oslo Airports will now be carried out carbon emission-free.
Typical use of electrical equipment includes the baggage tractor, belt loader, passenger steps and electric ground power in the airport.
Ryanair has invested €7.3m into e-Quipment, enabling the airline to offer zero-emission turnarounds. This leads to emission savings of 1,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Ryanair’s Director of Sustainability, Thomas Fowler, said: “We are delighted to announce this industry-leading green initiative which represents Ryanair’s commitment to reducing its emissions. The launch of electric handling at 11 of our European airports is a major step in Ryanair’s pathway to net zero emissions by 2050.”
“We can now offer zero-emissions turnarounds at each of those 11 locations when previously, a standard turnaround could emit up to 52kg of CO2.”