10 JUNE 2019
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British Airways has topped Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table in Q1 2019, as its short-haul fleet works to improve punctuality while reducing fuel burn.
The UK’s flag carrier airline reached the top spot because of improved flight tracking and the increased use of Continuous Descent Approach during its short-haul flights.
British Airways’ first-place position in this league table sets a strong example for other airlines to follow, says the airport. “if the biggest carrier can make changes at scale, so can others,” it adds.
British Airways’ long-haul fleet also featured among the top 10 airlines in the league table, moving 10 places up to sixth due to improved track keeping and fewer early and late departures.
Other top performers include Scandinavian Airlines, which remains in second place, and United Airlines, which has climbed seven places since the last quarter to third place.
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