The initiative is currently being trialled on select flights
Lufthansa has begun testing a new service allowing passengers to offset the CO2 emissions of their trip using the onboard entertainment system.
The trial is currently available on internet-enabled short and medium-haul flights to and from Munich, and will also extend to selected Swiss long-haul services.
Once they access the onboard entertainment system, passengers can use a slider to choose how they wish to offset the CO2 emissions of their flight. They can opt to pay for Sustainable Aviation Fuel made from biogenic residues or high-quality carbon offset projects run by the non-profit organisation Myclimate, or a combination of both options.
Passengers can use the service free of charge and can see how many passengers have already offset the CO2 emissions of their individual flight on that day, encouraging them to become part of a growing community.
The new initiative uses the technology of the ‘Compensaid’ platform for CO2-neutral air travel developed by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub in 2019.