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Lufthansa Group sets new fuel efficiency record

FRANKFURT, June 27, 2018

The Lufthansa Group has set a new record for efficiency. In 2017, its passenger planes only used an average of 3.68 litres of kerosene (2016: 3.85lt/100pkm) to carry a passenger 100km, an improvement of 4.5 per cent over the previous year.

"This is the welcome result of our continuous fleet modernisation and efficiency programmes. 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," said Carsten Spohr, chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, in his foreword to the Sustainability Report "Balance" published this month.

The Lufthansa Group works continuously and systematically to improve the environmental compatibility of the services it offers internationally. 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.

Moreover, Lufthansa Group's fuel efficiency experts implemented a total of 34 fuel-saving projects in 2017, which sustainably reduced CO2 emissions by around 64,400 tons. The amount of kerosene saved was 25.5 million litres, 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 €7.7 million ($8.9 million).

With more than 130,000 employees worldwide, the Lufthansa Group is one of Germany's largest employers and most attractive companies. - TradeArabia News Service

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