At the beginning of 2013, a special team was set up to identify and implement various projects on fuel efficiency in close collaboration with the group's parent company Lufthansa. Examples include: reducing the number of newspapers on board, removing the coffee machines on board, replacing life-jackets with lighter models, etc.
Energy Audit/Environmental Management System:
In 2015, Austrian Airlines carried out an energy audit in accordance with the German Energy Efficiency Law for the first time. In this context, it was possible to save around 70 GWh of energy in 2014 and 2015. The implementation of an Environmental/Energy Management System to ISO 14001 or EMAS is planned.
Drive2VIE Carpool Exchange:
At the beginning of 2015, Austrian Airlines and Flughafen Wien AG launched the carsharing network “Drive2VIE”. In the meantime, a number of other companies at Vienna Airport have also been integrated. Employees can now have a more cost-efficient and less environmentally harmful journey to work.
Launched by Lufthansa in 2014, this initiative aims at preventing waste on board. In addition to intensive observation of the loading and unloading chain of aircraft, cabin crew members are trained accordingly and their awareness is increasingly directed towards resource conserving behavior.
Since the end of 2015, the entire Lufthansa Group fleet has been tentatively fueled with 5% bio fuel for a period of one year in Oslo. Consequently, a total of around 5,000 flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss, Germanwings and Brussels will run on sustainably produced and correspondingly certified fuel.
- 125 tonnes in fuel consumption as a result of an improved take-off profile
|- 210 tonnes of fuel consumption by starting the engines later
|- 10% reduction in the üvolume of over-fuelling as a result of more precise calculations