June 7, 2019
British Airways’ short-haul fleet has topped Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table, based on its environmental performance from January to March this year. The airline gained the top spot because of its new, more fuel-efficient aircraft, consistent adherence to routes designed to reduce noise for local communities and new landing procedures, optimised to reduce both noise and emissions. Around 50 per cent of aircraft flying to and from Heathrow are operated by British Airways and any improvement to the airline’s 300-strong fleet makes a significant impact.
British Airways’ long-haul fleet also featured among the top 10 airlines in the league table, moving 10 places up to sixth. The league table also…