The Lufthansa Group has set a new fuel efficiency record. In 2017, the aircraft of the passenger fleets required an average of just 3.68 liters of kerosene to transport a passenger 100 kilometers (2016: 3.85 l/100 pkm).
This represents an improvement of 4.5 per cent compared to the previous year.
The Lufthansa Group has thus more than satisfied the airline industry target of annual efficiency gains of 1.5 per cent. All airlines belonging to the Group contributed to this achievement.
"This is the welcome result of our continuous fleet modernization and efficiency programs.” said Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, in his foreword to the Sustainability Report "Balance".
Spohr also said: “To make our operations as environmentally friendly as possible, we will continue to invest in economic, fuel-efficient and quiet aircraft.
“We also want to take a leading role within our industry in the important area of sustainability,"
In 2017, the aviation group commissioned 29 new aircraft, including the highly efficient A350-900, A320neo and Bombardier C Series models.
In total, the Lufthansa Group currently has on order around 190 aircraft that are expected to be delivered by 2025.
The amount of kerosene saved was 25.5 million liters, equivalent to the amount consumed by about 250 return flights on the Munich-New York route with the Airbus A350-900.
The positive financial effect of these measures amounted to EUR 7.7 million.
With more than 130,000 employees worldwide, the Lufthansa Group is one of Germany's largest employers and most attractive companies.
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