Monitoring and optimizing fuel consumption and thus also CO2 emissions at the Group level is the responsibility of the department “Flight Operations Efficiency & Innovation”. Company-wide, the experts at the Lufthansa Group implemented a total of 183 fuel efficiency projects in 2016, which reduce CO2 emissions by 620,000 tonnes per year. This quantity of fuel conserved is enough for an Airbus A320 to fly once daily from Frankfurt to Berlin and back for one-and-a-half months.
The aviation industry’s established four-pillar strategy, which comprises numerous environmentally relevant measures, serves as a guideline for all fuel-efficiency activities pursued by the Lufthansa Group.
The Lufthansa Group maintains its specific fuel consumption at a low level: In 2016, the aircraft in the passenger fleets needed 3.85 liters of kerosene on average to transport one passenger over a distance of 100 kilometers. The efficiency record achieved in the two preceding years was a mere 0.01 liters lower.
Specific fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
Specific fuel consumption in liters per 100 passenger kilometers (l /100 pkm) and specific CO2 emissions in kilograms per 100 passenger kilometers (kg /100 pkm)
Active Fleet in 2016
Eurowings (including Germanwings)
Lufthansa (including Lufthansa CityLine and Air Dolomiti)
SWISS (including Edelweiss Air)
Definitions of traffic areas:
Long-haul more than 3,000 km | Medium-haul 800 to 3,000 km | Short-haul under 800 km
The Lufthansa Group is a global aviation group with a total of more than 550 subsidiaries and equity investments. In the financial year 2016, they were structured into the Passenger Airline Group, Logistics, MRO, Catering and Other segments.
Key data on sustainability
Corporate responsibility, that is to say sustainable and responsible entrepreneurial practice, is an integral part of our corporate strategy. It means that we are committed to creating added value for our customers, employees and investors and to meeting our responsibilities toward the environment and society.
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