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How new airplanes with less legroom will help fight climate change

Among 20 airlines that traverse North Atlantic routes, Norwegian Air Shuttle ranked as the most fuel-efficient last year according to a report from the ICCT

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First-class seats on large, gas-guzzling four-engine aircraft are the least fuel efficient

New airplanes with spartan quarters appear to offer the greatest fuel efficiency when crossing the Atlantic. So enjoy that new plane smell as your knees buckle—you’re doing your part to fight climate change. Among 20 airlines that traverse North Atlantic routes, Norwegian Air Shuttle ranked as the most fuel-efficient last year, with British Airways the least, as measured by passenger-kilometers per litre of jet fuel, according to a report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Norwegian has incorporated a heavy mix of Boeing Co’s 787 Dreamliner ...