Upon hearing these numbers, many people react negatively, but we must acknowledge that they are simple facts. For instance, a Boeing 747 consumes about four liters of gasoline per second during flight. That amounts to roughly 240 liters per minute or a staggering 14,400 liters per hour. Moreover, this aircraft has a relatively high fuel consumption rate of approximately 12 liters per kilometer.
To give you a sense of the fuel requirements for a long-haul flight, let’s consider the distance between South Africa and New York City, which spans over 12,696 kilometers. To cover this journey, a boeing 747 would need around 148,000 liters of fuel...See More