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Case study

West Coast Air

Total GHG Inventory

  • 2008: 7,297 tonnes CO2e

GHG Reduction Highlights

  • Fleet Management: route planning, higher altitudes


  • 889 tonnes CO2e
  • 12% fuel savings

West Coast Air is a scheduled and charter airline flying between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. It has approximately 130 employees and annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2008 of 7,297 tonnes CO2e. For its emission reduction strategies, West Coast Air focused on maximizing efficiencies in route planning and scheduling. They also began to fly at higher altitudes to reduce drag and decrease fuel consumption. As a result, West Coast Air was able to cut 889 tonnes from its carbon footprint and save 12% on its annual fuel bill.

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