Sustainable air travel

Making a difference to the climate

The percentage of global CO2 emissions caused by air traffic is steadily declining. Despite strong growth rates, it is currently at around 2.5 percent. However, the entire aviation industry is still fully committed to reducing climate-damaging emissions from air traffic. Munich Airport is making outstanding efforts in this regard, and is working to achieve climate-neutral operations by 2030.

Climate protection concerns all of us. You can make a difference in protecting the environment when flying to or from Munich. You can also offset the CO2 emissions from your air travel on a voluntary basis through a carbon offset scheme.

Invest in certified climate protection projects! In that way, you will contribute to compensating for the emissions from your flights through emission reductions achieved elsewhere. What ultimately counts is the overall balance.

Offset your flight emissions

Many providers offer the opportunity to offset the emissions from your flight. One of them is our cooperation partner myclimate.

More sustainable travel – by flying with less luggage: Five tips

When travelling by plane, the heavier your luggage, the more CO2 emissions are generated. With the help of our useful tips, you will pack only as much as you really need. In that way, you can make a small contribution to reducing your climate footprint. You'll also have less to carry and may save charges for excess baggage:

Small cases and bags: We tend to keep filling our cases as long as there is still room. With a smaller case, we have to make do with less. If you're leaving on a long trip, pack clothes for at most a week, and use the laundry service at your accommodation or a coin laundry, for example.

Small packages: Choose travel-size packages for your toiletries, or place the desired amounts into smaller containers. Are you travelling with other people? Share items (such as hair dryers) and travel toiletries (e.g. toothpaste, sun cream), etc.

80:20 rule: Gather together all of the things you would like to take on your trip. Then put 20 percent of them back where you found them. Or: Limit your clothing to two or three basic colors and coordinate them appropriately.

Lighter material: Think about how many heavy garments (e.g. jeans, boots) you really need. And replace analog "materials" (e.g. city maps, dictionary, paper notebooks) through apps, and use an e-reader for your reading material.

Versatility is the key: Pack versatile items that are suitable for different occasions (e.g. use your bath towel for the beach as well).

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