University competition: Air travel in the 21st Century


Berlin - How can flying become even more environmentally friendly? This is the question airberlin is currently posing to students in all subject areas. Until 22 January 2017, individuals or groups may submit a concept, no more than two pages long, by email to The best idea will be rewarded with a flight voucher worth 2,000 euros.

“For students, air travel is a frequently used mode of transport. We are now looking for creative minds to lend a fresh perspective and help us to develop sustainable ways to make aviation more environmentally friendly,” says airberlin Chief Commercial Officer, Julio Rodriguez.
Julio Rodriguez, together with Dr Florian Rauser, second Managing Director at atmosfair, certified engineer and department head at VNU e.V., Stephan Schunkert, and Jannis Reinecke, Manager Operations Improvement at airberlin, will form part of the jury for the university competition.

airberlin is a pioneer in the field of environmental protection among German airlines. The airline has introduced targeted measures to protect the environment. These include the fuel efficiency programme ‘Eco-Efficient Flying’.

The company was the first ever airline to receive the ÖkoGlobe award in the ‘Vehicle Innovations in Public Transport’ category, and currently holds first place in the Airline Index for exceptionally low emission rates in terms of CO2 efficiency.