Lufthansa: Fuel consumption per passenger per 100 km drops to 3.91 litres
In 2013 the passenger airlines in the Lufthansa Group beat the four-litre mark for the first time, with an average consumption of just 3.91 litres of kerosene per passenger per 100 kilometres.
This is an improvement of 3.8 per cent over 2012. In short, the aviation group achieved over twice the annual efficiency target increase of 1.5 per cent set for the airline industry.
Absolute fuel consumption of the Lufthansa Group fell for the second time in a row since 2012, by 1.3 per cent year on year, despite a production increase of 2.3 per cent. In absolute terms, the Group’s fuel use decreased 114,152 tons compared to 2012.
“The new record is a clear sign that all our efforts to increase fuel efficiency have taken hold. Ecologically and economically we have a great interest in making the most efficient use possible of the fuel we need to carry our passengers. That is one reason why we are investing billions every year in next-generation aircraft,” said Christoph Franz, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of the Lufthansa Group.