- Lufthansa tests new service for CO2-neutral flying
- CO2 emissions can be offset with Sustainable Aviation Fuel and certified climate protection projects during the flight
Lufthansa now offers even more options for CO2-neutral flying: The airline is testing a new service that allows passengers to offset the CO2 emissions of their air travel directly on board. Lufthansa passengers can take advantage of the offer on short- and medium-haul flights with Internet connectivity to and from Munich. The Lufthansa Group airline SWISS will also introduce the test offer on selected long-haul aircraft.
This is how the new service works
The feature is displayed to guests in the onboard entertainment system. There, they can use a slider to choose how they wish to offset the CO2 emissions of their flight: Either via Sustainable Aviation Fuel made from biogenic residues, via high-quality carbon offset projects run by the non-profit organization myclimate, or via a combination of both options. Passengers can use the service free of charge via the in-flight Internet on their mobile devices. In the new application, passengers can see directly how many passengers have already offset the CO2 emissions of their individual flight on that day and thus become part of a growing community.
The new offer uses the technology of the “Compensaid” platform for CO2-neutral air travel developed by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub in 2019 (compensaid.com). It has been integrated into the booking platforms of the Lufthansa Group Airlines and is also an integral part of the Miles & More app.
With a clear strategy into a sustainable future
The Lufthansa Group assumes its responsibility for effective climate protection and has a clearly defined path towards CO2 neutrality: By 2030, the Lufthansa Group aims to halve its own net CO2 emissions compared to 2019; by 2050, the company wants to achieve a neutral CO2 balance. To this end, the Lufthansa Group is focusing in particular on accelerated fleet modernization, the continuous optimization of flight operations, the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels, and innovative services for CO2-neutral flying.