IATA and Oneworld Airline Alliance CO2 Connect Partners
Calculating CO2 emissions will be done in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association ( IATA ) and the oneworld Alliance. The CO2 Connect emissions computer from IATA has received administrative data sharing commitments from all 13 members member airlines. By drastically increasing the use of airline-specific gasoline consumption data, this will improve the tool’s accuracy and dependability. Data will be provided by the following one-world part carriers: SriLankan Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines.
Travelers want to be well-informed about their carbon dioxide ( CO2 ) impact, according to Marie Owens Thomsen, Senior Vice President for Sustainability and Chief Economist at IATA. IATA CO2 Connect was created to provide administrative data-based Co2 output estimates in order to fill this have. With data from all 13 part airlines, members shows the industry’s dedication to achieving uniformity and positioning in this area by being the first flight alliance to take part in the initiative.
Key stakeholders in the aerospace industry, such as airlines, plane manufacturers, and go management companies, may benefit from the partnership between IATA and oneworld, according to Grace Cheung of Cathay Pacific, chair of the airline alliance’s Environmental and Sustainability Board, in making better decisions for travelers and enhancing ESG reporting through CO2 Connect.
IATA unveiled CO2 Connect in June 2022 to assess per trip passenger carbon emissions using information from member airlines, such as gas burn, belly cargo, and load factors. Co2 Connect can precisely calculate CO2 emissions for 74 different aircraft types, which account for about 98 % of the active global passenger fleet, by combining this data with other IATA and open market data sources. Additionally, traffic information from 881 aircraft operators, or roughly 93 % of all air travel worldwide, is taken into account.
Business partners can access the IATA CO2 Connect information calculations through an API or flat record, as well as through travel management firms and flight sales channels.
90 % of travellers think it’s their responsibility to be aware of the carbon emissions related to air traveling, according to a recent study. Just 40 % of them, though, really take the initiative to find out this information. 84 % of the respondents also concurred that it is easy to locate trustworthy resources for calculating their carbon footprint. Surprisingly, despite this knowledge, 90 % of respondents still rely on airlines or travel agencies to provide them with the information they need about carbon effect. This shows that they expect the industry to take proactive steps to give people this information.
IATA CO2 Connect may get better and have more features added. To make it easier to report CO2 emissions from business travel precisely, a commercial monitoring option was recently introduced. CO2 settlement solutions will soon be made available to help flights and other business partners. A Cargo computer is also being developed and will be available in 2024. Exporters and freight forwarders who need access to precise CO2 emissions data derived from actual flight information will be satisfied by this computer.
SOURCE: IATA Partner for CO2 Connect and the oneworld Airline Alliance