Data from IBA, the leading provider of market intelligence and consultancy services for the aviation industry, has revealed that Volotea has achieved the largest reduction in unit CO2 emissions amongst European short haul airlines since 2019. The Airline has reduced its CO2 emissions by 14.2% per available seat kilometre between 2019 and 2022 (end of May), which is the largest reduction in Europe on short-haul routes and the second highest in the world for major carriers.
Committed to a more sustainable future in aviation since its beginning, Volotea has launched over 50 initiatives to reduce its fuel consumption, including the transition to a 100% Airbus A319-320 fleet. The change in the company’s fleet has therefore made a major contribution to the reduction of its emissions: carbon Emissions data from IBA NetZero reveals the A319 fleet has 31% lower emissions per seat kilometre than the Boeing 717 aircraft the airline phased out last summer.
“IBA regularly shares insights on airline CO2 emissions, tracking the industry’s progress towards Net Zero. Volotea’s commitment to fleet renewal, combined with other sustainability initiatives, have resulted in a 14.2% reduction in CO2 emissions per available seat kilometre since 2019, the greatest reduction of any short haul airline in Europe.” Commented Geoff van Klaveren – Managing Director, Advisory at IBA Group.
“Voloterra, Volotea’s sustainability program, focuses on 4 areas of action: Efficient Business Model, Emissions Reduction, Green Transition and Offsetting Goals. We are proud to see how our projects and efficiency initiatives are showing tangible results. Our objective is to continue improving to reach our goal of 50% reduction per passenger kilometer compared to 2012.” said Gloria Carreras, ESG Director.