Srilankan airlines shows slight dip in carbon efficiency rankings for 2018


Dec 12, 2018 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines carbon Efficiency points (EPs) points were down to 55.6 points in 2018 from 56 points in 2017, the atmosfair Airline Index which compares and ranks the carbon efficiency of the 200 largest airlines of the world showed.

This tool enables passengers to compare airlines offering flights to particular destinations and choose the airline that produces the least CO₂ emissions.

The index compares and ranks the carbon efficiency of the 200 largest airlines of the world.

The formula contain for every flight the aircraft type, engines, winglets, seating and freight capacity as well as load factors for both passengers and co-loaded freight.

Using detailed sources from authorities and official statistics, specialised data service providers and computer models used by aircraft engineers, the CO₂ emissions of an airline can be calculated at an error margin of less than two percent.

The British TUI Airways takes first place in the atmosfair ranking as in the previous year, reaching just under 80% of the feasible optimum of low CO2 emissions. Fourth place goes to its German counterpart TUIFly. The German airline has consistently been at the top in the atmosfair ranking since 2012. With Condor another German holiday flier made it into the top 10 (72 out of 100 efficiency points).

Among the major scheduled airlines, the Chilean Brazilian LATAM leads internationally with a modern fleet and high seating capacities (second place, efficiency class B). Within the EU, the Spanish Air Europa (rank 12, class C) and KLM (rank 17, class C) follow.

China West Air ranks third in the overall standings. As a result, the regional airline is the first Chinese airline to remain permanently in the group of the best airlines (77.8 out of 100 efficiency points). Of the top 50 most efficient airlines in the world, 14 are located in Europe, 10 in China.