Our EXPRESS division offers its customers reliable, door-to-door delivery of time sensitive documents and goods. To fill this need, we currently operate a dedicated air fleet comprising 155 jet aircraft. We are increasing our intercontinental capacities so that we can offer our customers higher frequency connections and shorter transit times between Europe, Asia and the Americas. We also rely on the capacities of third-party providers to answer demands.
The most significant share of our direct CO2 emissions (scope 1) is generated by our own air network. To help shrink this footprint, we are committed to the continual investment in newer, more efficient aircraft that not only burn less fuel but produce less noise and fewer air pollutants. More than a third of all aircraft comply with the highest emission standard and we will continue our efforts: In 2012, we will be replacing our Airbus 300-200 aircraft currently deployed within Europe with 18 newly purchased Airbus 300-600 aircraft.