Singapore Airlines is ranked one of the least fuel-efficient among 20 major airlines around the world

Singapore Airlines is ranked one of the least fuel-efficient among 20 major airlines around the world

The Independent·2018-01-20 05:10

A study of twenty major airlines flying non-stop across the Pacific Ocean has found that Singapore Airline’s planes emit a higher amount of carbon dioxide per passenger-kilometre than average.

On Tuesday, January 16, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) released the Transpacific Airline Fuel Efficiency Ranking, showing Singapore Airline’s results. Using detailed data from operations along with flight schedules, the ICCT modeled fuel burn for each airline. The ICCT is the organization responsible for exposing Volkswagen’s emissions scandal in 2014.

Results show that the national carrier’s average fuel efficiency, 30 passenger-kilometres per litre of fuel (pax-km/L), is actually lower than the industry average of 31 pax-km/L. Out of the twenty airlines in the study, twelve ranked above 31 pax-km/L. Singapore Airlines ranked as the fourth lowest, along with four other carriers.

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