Finnair's emissions calculator the first in the world to use actual emissions

Finnair has today launched a new revised emissions calculator. The calculator is the only one in the world to be based on actual cargo, passenger and fuel consumption figures, not averages or assumptions. The calculations are certified by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and they will updated quarterly on the basis of actual realised figures.
"We wanted to devise a calculator whose figures are indisputable, because transparency is one of the cornerstones of our corporate responsibility. The fact that the calculations are based on actual emissions figures is a breakthrough in the airline industry," says Finnair's Vice President, Sustainable Development Kati Ihamäki.

In the calculations, consumed fuel has been allocated proportionately based on weight to both cargo and passengers for each flight, and the calculator presents the share attributable to passengers.

Finnair is committed to reducing its emissions by 24% per seat from 2009 to 2017. Work to reduce emissions also took place before this period, so between 1999 and 2017 emissions will be reduced by 41%.

"We are making emissions reductions on our own accord, employing one of the world's most modern fleets and continuously developing our operating practices. Emissions can also be reduced by improving infrastructure, such as the Single European Sky programme, which will improve efficiency in air traffic control. We also support a global emissions trading system for air transport," says Ihamäki.

Customers can influence the emissions produced on their own journeys by selecting an airline which has a modern fleet and direct routes.

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