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Friday, May 28, 2010

News: Lufthansa Group Releases Annual Sustainability Report

The 2010 edition of Balance, the Lufthansa Group’s sustainability report, is now available. It contains a wealth of information about the company’s commitment to ecological, economic, community and social issues alongside its business activities.


In 2009, 50 new fuel-efficient aircraft joined the Lufthansa Group’s fleet, some as replacements for older models. Lufthansa is thus consistently pursuing its policy of fleet renewal. The company has 146 new aircraft on order with a list price of 13 billion euros, which are scheduled for delivery over the next six years. At 55 mpg per 100 passenger- kilometers, the specific fuel consumption of the Group’s fleet has reached a historic low. And this trend is set to continue, given that Lufthansa has set itself the ambitious goal of reducing its specific fuel consumption by 25 percent until 2020, compared with levels in 2006.

In addition, the group’s new Fuel Efficiency Leadership project will systematically examine all possible ways of reducing fuel consumption, while the Aviation Biofuel project will analyze further potential for reducing future emissions. Lufthansa has also joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group, in which airlines, aircraft manufacturers and companies involved in the field of refining technology work together to develop sustainable fuels.

One of the airline’s key priorities is to raise awareness among its executives of the importance of sustainable thinking and acting. In 2009, more than 1,200 young people across Germany were taken on as apprentices at Lufthansa and thus offered future prospects in the company. Lufthansa has a total workforce of almost 118,000. Frankfurt is the largest base, with about 35,000 employees. Employees represent some 149 different nationalities. In the U. S. alone, more than 10,000 Lufthansa Group employees are active members of their local communities and support the U.S. economy. For more information, visit www.lufthansa.com/responsibility.

                                                                                                        Source travelpulse

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