Oman Air soars in fuel thrift
As part of its long-standing commitment to environmental responsibility, Oman Air is continuing to make strong progress in its operational efficiency.
In 2019, Oman Air saved 7.8mn kg of jet fuel, which is equivalent to 24.6mn kg of emissions. These significant reductions were achieved by making flight operations more efficient through implementing fuel-saving initiatives and using the latest aircraft technology.
Opportunities to reduce fuel consumption were identified by the airline’s Air Traffic Management and Fuel Conservation teams, which bring together people from across the airline to review all elements of its operations and ensure they are conducted with maximum efficiency. Oman Air’s Fuel Conservation Team includes pilots, representatives from the Ground Operations, Engineering, Flight Operations, Information Technology, Guest Experience and Finance departments. Initiatives taken to further optimise efficiency include adopting fuel conservation best practices and route planning improvements.
“A significant part of our commitment to serve our country is ensuring we conduct our operations with regard for the environment. As an airline, we have a responsibility to ensure that we set highest possible standards for fuel efficiency,” said Abdulaziz al Raisi, chief executive officer, Oman Air.
“This has long been one of our top priorities, both because of our regard for the environment and because of increasing overall fuel-efficiency also decreases our expenditures for fuel.”