Lufthansa Offers Carbon Offsetting to Passengers

September 17, 2019 – Lufthansa recently launched a sustainability application, “Compensaid”, focused on CO2 neutral aviation fuels. The new application makes it possible for travelers to offset their individual carbon footprint using Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). The application gives travelers two options for offsetting CO2. The application calculates the market-based surcharge for SAF compared to fossil-only fuel. Travelers willing to pay this surcharge can do so to cover their individual fossil-fuel consumption with SAF. The SAF purchased, as part of the offsetting process will be deployed on Lufthansa flights within a period of six months. As an alternative to SAF, travelers can choose to support a reforestation project in Nicaragua. This is the first online platform of its kind to provide end customers with a way to offset their CO2 consumption when flying using SAF. Travelers using “Compensaid” will have a detailed evaluation of their entire travel history available that not only includes details such as flight distance, time and destinations,, but also shows the efficiency of the respective aircraft type, individual fuel consumption and the associated CO2 emissions.

Read Lufthansa’s press release here.

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