Air Canada named Eco-Airline of the Year

Airline lauded for emissions reductions through alternative fuels and its green programs and partnerships

February 12, 2018
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Air Canada named Eco-Airline of the Year. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

MONTREAL—Air Canada has been named the 2018 Eco-Airline of the Year by Air Transport World in its 44th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards.

In recognizing Air Canada’s environmental accomplishments, ATW cited the carrier’s efforts in emissions reductions through supporting the development of alternative fuels and its green programs and partnerships, including being the first airline in the world to voluntarily join the World Bank’s IMF Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.

ATW presents the Eco-Airline Award to an airline that practices and innovates in exceptional eco-operations. In choosing the 2018 winner, judges looked for an industry-leading commitment to technologies and efforts that increase operational efficiency and reduce emissions and dependency on oil.

This includes pioneering solutions to environmental problems, environmental concern and action through community involvement, and best practices at airports.

This award is the second award won by Air Canada this year related to its sustainability programs. Air Canada’s corporate sustainability report, Citizens of the World, was named the best sustainability report in the transportation category by The Finance and Sustainability Initiative (FSI).