An efficient design of routes is our most significant contribution towards protecting the sky.
Taking care of the sky and, more generally, the environment, is part of our commitment towards the community.
In order to generate real environmental benefits, we offer increasingly efficient routes that reduce both travel time and fuel consumption and which therefore make for a reduction in CO2 emissions.
In this respect, we have launched two main projects.
For the last ten years now, we have been preparing a Flight Efficiency Plan (FEP). This summarises the multi-year interventions seeking to optimise the air network, precisely in order to reduce flight times, fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by aircraft.
More than 100 mln euros saved in fuel in the last 5 years, for our customers
In December 2016, a good six years ahead of the deadline set by the Single European Sky regulation, we implemented the Free Route Italy (FRAIT). This project has made it possible for all aircraft flying above 11,000 metres to cross Italian skies directly, no longer needing to refer to the routes network. Starting May 2018, this height was lowered to 9000 feet.
It is a revolutionary project for national and European air transport, given that it has allowed airlines to plan the shortest possible trajectories, flying directly from an entry point to an exit point of the Italian airspace and thereby saving on fuel, harmful emissions and, consequently, costs, clearly whilst maintaining safety levels intact.
30 MLN KG FUEL SAVED, EQUAL TO 95 MLN KG CO2 LESS RELEASED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE