In 2013, airberlin reduced its average fuel consumption to 3.3 litres per 100 passenger kilometres (PKM) flown.
That represents an improvement of 2.7 percent compared with the previous year (3.4 litres), putting airberlin more than one percent above the annual improvement of 1.5 percent that is required by IATA. Altogether last year, airberlin saved about 70,000 tonnes of CO2 thanks to this fuel reduction. That is the equivalent of about 4,700 flights from Munich to Palma de Mallorca. In the medium term, Germany’s second largest airline wants to cut its fuel consumption to 3 litres per
airberlin is a pioneer when it comes to eco-efficiency and is continuously working to reduce its fuel consumption even further. Between 1994 and 2013, airberlin cut its specific fuel consumption per PKM by a total of 25 percent. airberlin has won several awards in recent years for its commitment to eco-efficiency. For example, in 2013 airberlin won the US trade journal Air Transport World’s award as the “Silver Eco-Airline of the Year”.
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, airberlin’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), said: “Our environmental protection commitment is an integral part of our corporate philosophy and is also an outstanding quality feature which is becoming ever more important for flight guests and business partners alike. With our extensive fuel efficiency programme, we are playing our part in using fossil fuels responsibly while at the same time making an important contribution to cutting costs.”
Further information on the subject of “eco-efficient flying” is available on the airberlin website at airberlingroup.com/en/environment.
airberlin is one of the leading airlines in Europe and flies to 147 destinations worldwide. The second largest airline in Germany carried more than 31.5 million passengers in 2013. airberlin offers a global route network through its strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, which has a 29.21% share in airberlin, and through membership of the oneworld® airline alliance. The airline with the award-winning service operates codeshare flights worldwide with 16 airlines. The fleet has an average age of five years and is among the most modern and eco-efficient in Europe.