Compensaid, a sustainability platform launched by Lufthansa Innovation Hub, focuses on CO2 neutral aviation fuels. Travelers can use the platform to replace their flight’s fossil fuel with Sustainable Aviation Fuel by paying a surcharge.
“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 — not least from a digital perspective. Every individual traveler can take action: With Compensaid, we provide people with a tool that shows them the climate effects of their flights. This impact can be reduced significantly with the help of innovative technologies such as sustainable fuel,” said Gleb Tritus, managing director, Lufthansa Innovation Hub.
Compensaid users have two options for offsetting CO2 emissions: They can replace fossil aviation fuels with SAF and pay the surcharge, calculated by the platform based on market fuel charges by comparison to fossil kerosene, or they can use Compensaid to support a reforestation project in Nicaragua, reducing long-term CO2 emissions.
As the first online platform of its kind, Compensaid partnered with the Swiss climate protection foundation myclimate (long-time partner of the Lufthansa Group) in voluntary CO2 offsetting.
“Sustainable Aviation Fuel is a groundbreaking way to produce sustainable kerosene. We are delighted to support Compensaid, an innovative platform that for the first time enables customers to invest in CO2 neutral fuel for their flights,” said Thorsten Luft, head of fuel management, Lufthansa Group.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
The Luxury Collection again teamed with artist Sofía Sanchez de Beta to unveil an exclusive capsule collection, this time with 54 pieces inspired by the Arabian Desert and Emirati culture. The ready-to-wear line includes an array of separates created with Dubai’s climate in mind, such as lightweight blouses and tunics, flowing jumpsuits, long skirts and dresses.
British Airways launched a new in-flight entertainment channel in honor of its year-long centenary celebration. The new channel, christened Celebrate BA100, highlights the best of British in-flight entertainment.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
An industry-first update to the award-winning Four Seasons app allows guests to plan travel more seamlessly. The app, completely overhauled, now includes a new trip planning itinerary feature that allows guests to easily customize their stay.