BA to review 'fuel tankering' after Panorama revelations

Carrying excess fuel saves airlines on fuel bills but has adverse environmental impact

British Airways has pledged to review its practice of making aircraft carry tonnes of excess fuel to avoid filling up at destination airports, which saves money but drives up CO2 emissions.

Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA’s parent company IAG, admitted that using the method – called “fuel tankering” within the industry – was “maybe the wrong thing to do” despite the financial incentive behind the practice, because of its environmental impact.

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Source: The Guardian
BA to review 'fuel tankering' after Panorama revelations