Emirates Airlines uses clean buses | Al Anbaa Newspaper

Emirates Airlines uses clean buses | Al Anbaa Newspaper
Emirates Airlines uses clean buses | Al Anbaa Newspaper
Emirates Airlines unveiled that about a third of its bus fleet intended for the transportation of air service crew members in is currently running on biofuels, which is another step forward in its environmental mission to reduce emissions.

The Al-Ejdania Company, contracting with Emirates Airlines, has committed to operate all buses using the biodiesel provided by the UAE company, Neutral Fuels, which is a pioneer in the production of biofuels from cooking oil used locally as a raw material.

Emirates Airlines uses a fleet of about 50 buses in Dubai alone to transport airline crew members safely between their residences and workplaces, and the average distances covered by these buses reach 700,000 kilometers per month.

As with air operations, route planning and the schedule of ground movements are also an important aspect of maximizing transport efficiency and reducing emissions.

The CO2 emissions savings from this initiative alone are estimated at 75,000 kg per year. Emirates Airlines continues to work with other transportation suppliers to expand this initiative to the entire transportation fleet.

The CEO of “Neutral Fuels” Karl W. Felder praised the success of the Emirates Airline initiative and the “sentimental”, noting that it is in line with the energy-related sustainability goals that the UAE has committed to achieving by 2050.

The use of biofuels reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and the change can be made easily because the shift from fossil fuels to biofuels does not require any modification to diesel engines.

Also, this type of fuel has a positive effect on engines because its lubricating properties help prevent premature wear. It also works as a cleaner in fuel systems and removes dust deposits, which improves efficiency and reduces maintenance costs.

In addition to this initiative, Emirates Airlines is currently experimenting with using electric buses at Dubai International Airport to transport crew members between the terminal and aircraft.

Over the past years, Emirates has made sure to use electric cars for its operations on the ground wherever possible.

It provides its customers with kiosks for self-check-in

Emirates Airlines has unveiled an automated system for finalizing travel procedures and handing over bags in Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, and the service is currently available to travelers to all destinations of the carrier except for the United States, Canada, China, India and Hong Kong due to the additional requirements of these countries.

The 16 new self-delivery machines and the eight self-kiosks are added to the check-in counters managed by Emirates Airline employees, and contribute to reducing customers’ waiting time during peak periods and improving their experience at Dubai International Airport.

More self-service facilities are scheduled to be added in the coming months.

The kiosks allow customers to complete travel procedures, extract boarding passes, choose their seats and deliver bags.

Although Emirates Airline staff are there to provide assistance, these facilities are completely self-catering and allow customers to pass through the airport and go directly to the passport control department. The facilities are cleaned and sterilized frequently, and hand sanitizers are available for customers.

This step is part of Emirates Airlines’s continuous investments in products and services, in order to provide customers with a distinct travel experience in the air and on the ground. This innovation was developed internally in cooperation with the Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects Corporation and Dubai Airports.

The check-in booths will be constantly updated to provide new features in the future, including the transition to a touch-free experience and the ability for customers to change travel reservations on their own.

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