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Lufthansa adds carbon-neutral options in flight booking

Passengers now have three options to minimise the environmental impact of their flights

Lufthansa customers now have the option to minimise carbon emissions from their flights when booking. After the flight selection, they can choose one of three ways to fly CO2-neutral.

The first option is to use sustainable aviation fuel  (SAF), which is currently produced from residual biogenic materials and directly reduces CO2 emissions. The second option is to support high-quality carbon offset projects run by the non-profit organisation Myclimate. The third option is a combination of the first two options.

During the second quarter of 2022, the same CO2-neutral booking options will become available across other Lufthansa Group airlines, including Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS. In addition, passengers who partake in the initiative will be awarded additional status and reward miles.

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The carbon neutral options, which will also be available on mobile devices when booking, are part of Lufthansa Group’s campaign for sustainable flying. In the coming years, the Group plans to offer customers more sustainable travel options. By 2050, the Lufthansa Group plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. This will be done by accelerating fleet modernisation, continually optimising flight operations, and using SAF.

Since 2019, Lufthansa Group has been offsetting the carbon emissions of its employees’ business-related air travel by financing Myclimate carbon offset projects

Speaking about the Group’s commitment to sustainability, Lufthansa executive board member Christina Foerster said: “We continue to invest more than ever in the quality and sustainability of our flights. We already are the largest buyer of SAF in Europe and offer the most comprehensive range of ways to fly CO2-neutral. And we have now integrated this into the booking process.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for our customers to save CO2. People not only want to fly and discover more of the world – they also want to protect it.” 

For more information, visit www.lufthansagroup.com 

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