Turkish Airlines’ objective is for future generations to inherit a livable environment. As such, the company is engaged in a variety of initiatives without endangering flight safety and security.
Although advances in technology have made many aspects of our everyday lives increasingly convenient, they have also posed ever greater risks for the natural, and hence human, environment. The greenhouse gas emissions produced by many advanced industries not only cause pollution, but also play a significant role in climate change.
According to IATA-published figures, it is estimated that the total number of people traveling by air between 2009 and 2014 will reach 3.5 billion. Turkish Airlines is taking the necessary steps to do its own part towards minimizing, to the greatest possible degree, the adverse impact that such an increasing number of passengers have on the environment. Its environmental policy calls, while also, and always, giving maximum attention to flight safety and security, feature ongoing efforts to achieve the most appropriate levels of fuel consumption, and hence to leave a cleaner and more livable environment for future generations through the most efficient use of natural resources.
During 2012, Turkish Airline’s efforts to make the most efficient use of fuels, and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while never losing sight of flight safety. These efforts resulted in a year-on-year decline of 21,800 tons in the amount of fuel consumed, while the amount of CO2 generated decreased by approximately 68,700 tons. These gains were achieved largely through more efficient in flight piloting practices, as well as through a significant reduction in total aircraft weight by only taking on as much fuel as necessary for a flight.