Lufthansa integrates option for carbon-neutral flying into booking

Lufthansa passengers can now minimize the carbon emissions of their flights.

After selecting their flights, they can choose one of three options to fly CO2-neutral.

When booking flights, Lufthansa passengers now receive three options: Using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), certified climate protection projects and a mix of both

  • The first option is to use SAF that is currently produced from residual biogenic materials and directly reduces CO2 emissions.
  • A second option is to using high quality carbon offset projects run by the non-profit organization myclimate in Germany and other countries worldwide. These promote measurable climate protection by not only reducing CO2 but also locally improving the quality of life and biodiversity.
  • The third option is a combination of the first two options. An option can be selected while booking. Payment is made when buying the flight ticket, thus making CO2-neutral flying for passengers significantly easier.

Booking these options will be even more attractive by earning additional status and award miles

Also on Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS by Q2 2022

During the second quarter of 2022, the same service will also be available for other Lufthansa Group airlines: Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS.

To date, less than one percent of passengers have taken advantage of Lufthansa’s long standing option to fly carbon neutral. This new offer, which will also be available for mobile devices when booking flights, is part of Lufthansa Group’s product campaign for sustainable flying.

In the coming years, the Group plans to offer passengers significantly more sustainable travel options. The basis for this new service is the digital solution “Compensaid,” developed in 2019 by Lufthansa Innovation Hub.

Forging ahead with a clear sustainable strategy in the future

The Lufthansa Group is making effective climate protection a major goal with a clearly defined path toward carbon-neutrality: compared to 2019, Lufthansa Group plans to half its net-carbon emissions by 2030, and by 2050, the Lufthansa Group plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.

This will be done by accelerating fleet modernization, continually optimizing flight operations, using SAF, and using innovative procedures that make passenger and cargo flights more carbon neutral.

Since 2019, Lufthansa Group has been offsetting carbon emissions of its employees’ business-related air travel by using myclimate carbon offset projects.

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