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Balance 2015 ENG

Strategic environmental program 2020 01 / Reduce CO2 emissions The Lufthansa Group has increased the fuel efficiency of its passenger fleet by 12.3 percent since 2006. By 2020 the specific CO2 emissions of the passenger fleet are to be cut by 25 percent in comparison with 2006. In addition, the Group actively supports the aviation industry’s ambitious efficiency goals (see page 34). 03 / Modernize the fleet Investments in new aircraft and technolo- gies are the most effective way to reduce the environmental effects of flying further. The Lufthansa Group’s fleet is currently undergoing a comprehensive moderni- zation. The Group will take delivery of 272 new aircraft with a list price of 38 billion euros by 2025 (see page 28). 05 / Increase operational efficiency The Lufthansa Group consistently counts on operative measures as well to further increase fuel efficiency. This includes optimum flight routings and flight speeds, efficient aircraft capacities, programs for long-term weight reduc- tions on board and optimum aircraft loading procedures (see page 45). 06 / Improve infrastructure Inefficient or lacking infrastructures in the air and on the ground cause unnec- essary fuel consumption. It is chiefly the task of the political process to create an appropriate framework of conditions. This applies to the need-oriented expan- sion of airports and above all to the introduction of the Single European Sky, an area where Lufthansa supports the implementation of technical compo- nents (see page 44). 04 / Promote alternative fuels The Lufthansa Group is committed to numerous future-oriented projects that focus on alternative fuels. On Septem- ber 15, 2014, Lufthansa flight LH190 from Frankfurt to Berlin’s Tegel airport was the first European scheduled flight operated with a 10-percent blend of the new sugar-based biokerosene Farnesan (see page 43). 02 / Cut emissions of nitrogen oxides Since 1991, emissions of nitrogen oxides per tonne kilometer transported within the Lufthansa Group have already been cut by 26 percent. The Lufthansa Group specifically supports the goal set by the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE), which calls for a further 80-percent reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions by 2020, relative to 2000. Furthermore, the Company encourages aircraft and engine manu- facturers to implement low-NOX techno- logies.