Our May 2022 Aviation Emissions Report looks at global passenger related aviation emissions, with a specific focus on the 25 largest markets by total aviation emissions.

Our focus country this month is Turkey - the ninth largest market for total aviation emissions in May 2022.

RDC Emissions Report Turkey Focus May 22 Focus market on this month's report: Turkey

Highlights from this month’s report include:

  • Total global passenger-related aviation emissions estimated at 48.33m tonnes +8% above last month.
  • 60% of aviation emissions in May 2022 were not covered by a compliance programme such as Corsia or EU ETS.
  • Year to date (January to May 2022) United States is the largest source of aviation emissions (56.7m tonnes CO2), followed by China (24.7m tonnes CO2) and United Kingdom (8.2m tonnes CO2). Combined these top 3 sources accounted for 86.6m tonnes of CO2 which is more than the rest of the top 25 largest emitting markets combined at 85.7m tonnes of CO2.
  • All 25 markets of the largest emitting markets saw aviation emissions in May 2022 above May 2020 levels, which is to be expected given May 2020 saw air transport operations almost entirely halt due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
  • Spotlight on Turkey - the ninth largest source of global aviation emissions in May 2022, generating 1.15m tonnes of CO2, +133% above May 2021, 3017% above May 2020 and just 2% below pre-pandemic levels seen in May 2019.
  • In May 2022, 58% of aviation emissions from Turkey were covered by a compliance scheme.
  • Inter-continental services are the largest contributor to Turkey’s aviation emissions between 2018 and 2022.
  • Turkish Airlines is the largest emitter of aviation emissions from the Turkish market, emitting nearly 3.9 times the next largest emitter Pegasus.

Download this month’s report here

The detailed CO2 data which powers our monthly aviation emissions report is now available within Apex. To find out how to access this data for your own emissions analysis, be it research on a single route or across whole markets for any airline in the world, get in touch with us.

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