Tarom scrutinises fuel burn in bid to cut costs

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Romanian flag-carrier Tarom is reviewing its operations in order to explore possible changes that will reduce the airline's fuel burn.

While it has yet to give details, the airline plans to implement a new fuel-saving programme in June following a detailed analysis of uplift and consumption.

"Fuel accounts for the highest cost for Tarom," says chief executive Christian Heinzmann, who took charge at the airline at the end of last year.

"Based on the analysis and the findings which emerge, we believe that significant savings may be achievable, after the recommendations are implemented and followed."

Tarom's assessment will examine the airline's routes, the ground time at airports, and operational areas in which fuel is burned while the aircraft is not flying. The carrier says the review forms part of a 2013-14 strategy.