Lufthansa is starting an innovative new carbon offset program, Compensaid, which will allow customers to purchase CO2 neutral aviation fuels. The platform allows customers to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel.
“CO2 neutral, synthetic fuel is one of the most promising alternatives for making the future of aviation climate-neutral,” Lufthansa said in a statement. “Industry and nationwide deployment has failed so far due to limited quantity and high cost. With the launch of ‘Compensaid,’ the new sustainability platform, the Lufthansa Innovation Hub and the Lufthansa Group are now making it possible for travelers to offset their individual carbon footprint using so-called Sustainable Aviation Fuel.”
Passengers will be able to reduce carbon emissions by as much as 80 percent through the program via two options. They can choose to support reforestation initiatives in Nicaragua, or pay the difference in price between their individual conventional jet fuel usage and more expensive sustainable fuel. The Lufthansa Group will continue to pay the basic rate for the regular fuel.
“This is the first online platform of its kind to provide end customers with a transparent, quick, and effective way to offset their CO2 consumption when flying using CO2 neutral fuels,” the airline said.
“Flying benefits our world in many different ways — it connects people, helps bridge cultural divides, intensifies business relations, and enables interactions to take place across long distances. But flying also has negative climate effects, which need to be counteracted … Every individual traveler can take action,” Gleb Tritus, managing director, Lufthansa Innovation Hub, said in a statement.
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United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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Saint Lucia announced a phased plan to reopen island tourism responsibly, beginning June 4. Phase One includes welcoming international flights at Hewanorra International Airport from the United States only. In preparation, 1,500 hotel rooms are being prepared to open. The approach to reopening continues through July 31.