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Economic estimates of the climate costs of the aviation sector due to air management: insights for 2018 and 2019

Keywords: economic cost, aviation sector, capacity management

Author(s): Ibon Galarraga, Herbert Pümpel, Luis María Abadie, Itziar Ruiz de Gauna and Nestor Goicoechea

Date: 2021-27-04

Issue: PB 2021-01

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• Changes in air-traffic management capacity may lead to an increase in distances flown and fuel burn.
• The climate costs of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions due to capacity constraints in 2018 and 2019 ranged from 54 to 301 million EUR.
• Total climate costs for 2018 and 2019 may be as high as 1 bn EUR.

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