Those booking flights to Australia may be interested in the eco-friendly proposals made recently by Qantas.

Qantas – provider of flights to Australia – has called upon Kevin Rudd’s government to push for greener air travel.

According to the global firm, making efforts to modernise Australia’s air traffic control system would result in making the country’s skies safer and more environmentally sustainable.

Chief executive of Qantas Alan Joyce stated that Sydney Airport is one hub that could use some updating, reports the Australian.

“A redesign of airspace operating configurations and arrival and departure paths is needed,” the news provider quoted him as saying. “This will unleash the full performance and navigation capabilities of modern aircraft.”

Meanwhile, last month Qantas announced that together with its subsidiary Jetstar, it experienced a six per cent increase in customers flying on domestic and international routes in August when compared to the same period in 2008.

It attributed some of this success to expanding its low-cost operations in recent months, as it offers its customers cheaper options amid the economic downturn.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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