Turkish Airlines Sets A New Standard In Aviation Sustainability

Turkish Airlines Sets A New Standard In Aviation Sustainability

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

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Turkish Airlines, the proud national flag carrier of Türkiye, is once again at the forefront of the aviation industry’s sustainability movement. For the third consecutive year, the airline has been honored with the “Most Sustainable Flag Carrier Airline” award by World Finance, solidifying its reputation for environmental leadership.

Amid the growing challenges of the climate crisis, Turkish Airlines has implemented a comprehensive array of sustainability initiatives. Central to these efforts is the CO2mission, a voluntary carbon offset program that allows passengers to mitigate their travel-related carbon emissions. Additionally, the airline has embraced Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which offers a significant reduction in carbon emissions compared to conventional jet fuel.

Turkish Airlines’ dedication to sustainability also includes the use of eco-friendly in-flight products, effective waste management strategies, and an overall commitment to providing a sustainable travel experience for its passengers. These initiatives highlight the airline’s role as a pioneer in driving the aviation industry towards a more sustainable future.

Commenting on the award, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee, Prof. Ahmet Bolat, said: “Receiving the Most Sustainable Flag Carrier Airline award for the third-year running is a testament to our dedication to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Turkish Airlines has set a strategic goal to become one of the world’s top 3 airlines in terms of digitalization. In line with our commitment to becoming a Carbon-Neutral Airline by 2050, we incorporated the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into our climate change mitigation plans in 2022, and we further expanded our use of SAF to new routes in 2023. We will continue to add new routes to our SAF-powered network and pursue our commitment to sustainable practices throughout our operations.”

Since 2008, Turkish Airlines has undertaken more than 100 operational optimization projects aimed at reducing its carbon footprint. These initiatives culminated in 2023 with notable achievements in fuel savings and a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

The World Finance Sustainability Awards, highly regarded by global finance and business communities, honor organizations that excel in environmental, economic, and social sustainability practices. Since its inception in 2008, World Finance has strived to identify leading institutions across various sectors, with awards based on assessments by an expert jury.

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