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See how we work towards a more sustainable future

As one of the world's largest low-cost airlines, we acknowledge our responsibilities as a significant market player and take action to reduce emissions per passenger to make aviation more sustainable. That's why we have initiated a number of measures to reduce our carbon footprint. We are continuously working to optimise these and introducing new measures.
  • Skytrax World Airline Awards
Published 20th June 2019

What we are currently doing

  • We have a  young and modern fleet that uses less fuel compared to the industry average. Our aircraft emit 33 percent less CO2 per passenger kilometre on transatlantic routes. In 2015 and 2018 we were voted the world's most fuel-efficient airline between Europe and the US (ICCT).
  • Weight is important! The less a plane weighs, the less fuel it burns. That's why we are working to reduce the weight of our planes: In recent years, we have installed lighter seats and toilets, and we are phasing out TV screens on our short-haul planes.
  • The introduction of a high-tech weather system means that our pilots can use weather data to make smarter route choices, which saves fuel. This reduces CO2 emissions by 16,000 tons per year.
  • We have invested in new aircraft and have one of the world's most fuel-efficient fleets. Since 2008 we have reduced our emissions with 30 percent per passenger kilometre.
  • We have more direct routes than many other airlines, which means fewer takeoffs and landings. This reduces fuel burn and carbon emissions.
  • Our special plane and engine wash is more eco-friendly and reduces our carbon emissions by 16,000 tons per year.
  • To reduce food waste and weight, we have introduced pre-ordering of food on longer flights. By ordering your food before you travel, you help us and the environment.
  • Winglets on our Boeing 737 aircraft reduce drag and save up to two percent fuel per flight.
  • We encourage our passengers to bring less luggage. Less weight means lower fuel burn and a reduction in COemisisons. 

But this isn't enough

Our sustainability priorities in the near future will be to:

  • Launch an environmental roadmap and sustainability strategy with new targets and initiatives.
  • Continue to review our entire supplier chain to identify new ways of reducing our carbon emissions.
  • Continue reducing waste and plastic as well as recycling uniforms and other textiles.
  • Offer our customers CO2 offsetting.
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