Lufthansa set a new company record for fuel-efficiency as last year the group’s passenger airlines beat the four-liter mark and achieved an average fuel consumption of 3.91 liters per passenger per 100km flown. This is an improvement of 3.8 percent over 2012.
Also, absolute fuel consumption of Lufthansa Group decreased 1.3 percent year-on-year, or by 114,152 tonnes compared to 2012.
This helped the airline cut its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 359,587 tonnes. This is an equivalent of the annual volume of CO2 emitted by oil-fired heating systems in some 50,000 homes.
“Ecologically and economically we have a great interest in making the most efficient use possible of the fuel we need to carry our passengers. That is one reason why we are investing billions every year in next-generation aircraft,” said Christoph Franz, Lufthansa’s chairman and CEO.
According to an announcement, the Lufthansa Group is working continuously and systematically to improve the environmental impact of its international services.
A department set up in 2013 specifically to improve fuel efficiency is currently examining almost 1,000 individual steps for realizing further potential savings. They include programs to achieve lasting weight reductions on board, testing and implementing new flight methods and developing intelligent software tools.