British Airways has taken a responsible approach to managing growth in carbon emissions for more than 20 years. Since the introduction of EU emissions reduction regulations in 2012, the airline has reduced emissions on European flights by around 40 % on each flight.
Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and Chief Executive, said: “British Airways is determined to play its part in reducing aviation’s CO2 emissions. To solve such a multi-faceted issue requires a multi-faceted response. This initiative further demonstrates our commitment to a sustainable future.“
American Airlines reducing their greenhouse emissions
The investment in new aircraft is helping American Airlines to develop the youngest fleet of any U.S.-based international carrier by retiring older, inefficient models and replacing them with more fuel-efficient upgrades.
They are burning less fuel, reducing emissions and cutting energy costs. The new models are also quieter, improving passenger comfort and reducing the impact of noise on communities near airports.
Iberia is updating their aircraft fleet
Since last year, Iberia has been in the process of renovating its long-haul fleet as well as its short- and medium aircraft. Thanks to its design and the materials with which it’s constructed, the A350-900 is currently the most silent-running aircraft on the market, as well as saving up to 25 percent on jet fuel.
Iberia also takes small measures with a large impact: the gradual elimination of plastic from products consumed inflight; discounts for passengers who bring their own beverage containers or reuse those given to them by flight attendants; additional procedures leading to less fuel consumption and emissions; and many other projects in the works to reduce waste, promote recycling, re-use, and generally favour an ethos of sustainability.