IndiGo is conducting innovative solutions to decrease water and fuel consumption on its flights. Particularly, the trial flights use a new water faucet, which could reduce by 5.4 water liters per hour.
The outcomes of the trial flights showed that IndiGo saved 12.42 liters of water per flight with an average duration of 138 min flight. Moreover, the airline operated 1,500 daily flights with an average length of 98 mins. The new water faucet decreased water consumption by 8.82 liters/flight so that Indigo can save 13,230 liters/Day.
This improvement significantly reduces the consumption of water on long flights and shorter flights. Reducing water consumption helps to save fuels for operation and decrease carbon emissions by 30.75 Kg CO2/m3 per year.
According to Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, President and Chief Operating Officer, IndiGo, they had a special responsibility to the environment. Therefore, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) was one of their top corporate goals. Over the last few years, they have conducted a sustainable approach to operations and incorporated sustainable activities into daily operations.
IndiGo is the first airline in the world to conduct a trial of water preservation on the aircraft. Thus, it aims to preserve water and reduce carbon emissions through energy savings. The airline contributes to creating a healthy environment for future generations via these initiatives.