Emirates Group’s airline fleet is 14.5% more fuel-efficient than the International Air Transport Association (IATA) average, the company claimed recently in its annual environmental report. Fuel efficiency across passenger planes and freighters has improved by 0.5%, dropping to 0.3089 litres per tonne-kilometre.
Emirates’ fleet has an average age of 6.2 years versus the global IATA wide body fleet average of 11.7 years. CO2 emissions dropped to 0.764kg per tonne-kilometre, improving efficiency by 0.4%. Emirates said this reduction in fleet emissions had been improved by the delivery of 24 new passenger aircraft and freighters.