Lufthansa becomes first international aviation group to offer fare for carbon neutral flying

The Lufthansa Group is further expanding its CO2-neutral flight offers, making sustainable travel easier than ever before. The pilot project was launched yesterday and the new Green Fare will initially be offered to all guests booking their flight from Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

For the first time, all of the group’s subsidiaries – Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines, are offering a new fare that already includes full CO2 compensation in the price, making Lufthansa Group the first international aviation group to offer its customers a separate ‘green fare’ for CO2-neutral flying with SAF. This is achieved by a combination of using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and climate protection projects: 80% of the offsetting is done through high-quality climate protection projects and 20% through the use of SAF.

People don’t just want to fly and discover the world – they also want to protect it. We are driven by the need to support our customers with the right offers.

Christina Foerster, Member of the Lufthansa Group’s Executive Board, responsible for Brand and Sustainability

The Green Fare is now displayed alongside the familiar fares (Light, Classic, Flex) as an additional fare option in the online booking screen directly after the flight selection. The new offer is available in both Economy and Business Class for flights within Europe. The new fare also includes the option of free rebooking, as well as extra status and award miles. Starting in autumn, travel agency partners in Scandinavia will also offer the new Green Fare.

“We want to make CO2-neutral flying a matter of course in the future. To this end, we already offer our guests the most comprehensive range of services and are consistently expanding this further. As of now, we are offering a dedicated ‘green fare’ for the first time, which already includes the complete offsetting of the flight’s CO2 emissions through sustainable aviation fuel and certified climate protection projects, already embedded in the price “, said Christina Foerster, Member of the Lufthansa Group’s Executive Board, responsible for Brand and Sustainability.

Earlier this year, Lufthansa first integrated options for offsetting a flight’s carbon emissions into the online booking process, allowing customers to select from three alternatives how they choose to reduce their footprint. Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines, part of Lufthansa group, have also implemented the same feature.

Moreover, Lufthansa and SWISS customers can now also offset the carbon emissions of their flight directly on board. The option is displayed in the entertainment system on selected flights. Miles & More also offers customers the option of offsetting the individual CO2 balance of a flight simply by using award miles via the app. A flight from Frankfurt to New York in Economy Class, for example, can be offset with 1,150 award miles.

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