the Reduction in demand for air travel following the outbreak of the corona virus, has led to a number of large airlines set up flights. Later in the day, It to lose weight, the number of flights between Europe and the united states.
In the united kingdom, it was a regional carrier, Flybe, in the bankruptcy of the night on Thursday. The bankruptcy was the first in the coronavirusets the track, but experts believe that more and more companies are affected.
"It's going to be an adverse effect on the airline industry," says Michael Robertson.Coronavirus will lead to the loss of flying
He is the co-owner of the English flygsajten Flightradar24, which, for the past four years, the statistics of the number of global flights. So far, the number of flights has had a stable growth at around the five-to-ten percent per year, but in February it was, for the first time, with a decline of 4.3 per cent.
" It's a reversal of the trend. We have measured the number of flights, but I would imagine that the number of passengers has decreased even more. I have come to understand that many of the flights are empty, " says Michael Robertson.
”Can be used as an eye-opener for some,”
air travel is, for many, the biggest source of emissions and accounts for around five per cent of the world's carbon footprint. In Sweden, air travel has long been increasing, but in the past year, there has been a small reversal of the trend. The industry has been addressing the climate crisis, and the nyordet ”flygskam” which is the source of the problem.
" not as you try to influence the individual emissions are very low. There is an old saying that a journey of, to Spain, round trip is equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent, and the total of each individual, an average of five tonnes or more per year, so there is a large amount, " says Anna-Karin Nyström, the head of the Klimatmålsenheten of the environmental protection agency.
According to her, it is difficult to assess whether the coronavirusets bursts can be further reduced flying among the Swedish population.
" We'll definitely see a decrease in the proportion of air travel over the whole of the year, even if, for example, you can make up for a missed trip. However, it is possible that this will get people to start thinking about their travel. If you are setting up a trip to the Alps and, instead, choose to spend their holidays in the mountains of northern sweden, it might be an eye-opener for some, " says Anna-Karin Nyström.
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