Air Europa’s most sustainable flight to date was operated on May 6th between Madrid and Gran Canaria with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. That was the company’s response to the Sky Team Alliance’s request to its partner airlines. Air Europa bought biofuel based on vegetable oil from the Petronor refinery in Bilbao.
In addition, with a capacity of 339 passengers, the aircraft is considered to be one of the most efficient on the market. Thanks to its aerodynamics and innovative technology, it can emit up to 20% fewer emissions and also reduce fuel consumption by up to 20%. The acoustic pollution from the Boeing 787-9 has also been reduced by 60%, which means significantly less noise pollution in towns and cities close to the airport.
This flight was also handled as sustainably as possible on the ground. The handling company used vehicles with the latest technology for all airport operations. In addition, measures for a continuous climb and descent, as well as the optimal route, were determined in order to make fuel consumption efficient and thereby noticeably reduce CO2 emissions.
Air Europa uses biodegradable materials on board - as a precursor to the progressive phasing out of single-use plastic on board - and ensures proper waste separation.
The passengers of the flight to Gran Canaria received a sustainable and healthy meal on board, with seasonal and local products, in order to promote environmental protection and the circular economy.