Vietnam Airlines becomes the first Vietnamese carrier to join IATA CO2 Connect

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Vietnam Airlines, the national carrier of Vietnam, has joined the CO2 Connect project, developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), to measure CO2 emissions.

Vietnam Airlines signed a cooperation agreement to participate in CO2 Connect during the IATA AGM in Dubai, making it the first Vietnamese airline to join this project.

Under the agreement, Vietnam Airlines will contribute operational data to IATA’s CO2 Connect emissions calculator to calculate CO2 emissions per passenger for each route and aircraft type.

Reducing CO2 emissions and promoting sustainable development has been a top priority for the global aviation industry in recent years.

However, the measurement and reporting of CO2 emissions have been inconsistent due to the various methodologies used by different airlines.

To address this, IATA developed the CO2 Connect project to create a common platform for airlines to provide consistent calculation of CO2 emissions, and assist airlines and passengers in making environmentally informed choices.

The project uses the standard industry RP-1726 methodology, known for its accuracy and compatibility with most industry standards.

Several other major airlines, including American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and Qatar Airways, have also joined the project.