The Lufthansa Group continues to expand its portfolio of more sustainable travel offers and since February 15, 2023, has been the world's first airline group to offer its own fares for more climate-friendly flying: The Green Fares.
In addition to other features, the new fares already include offsetting of flight-related CO₂ emissions. This is achieved by using 20 percent Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), which are currently produced from biogenic residues such as used cooking oil, and 80 percent by contributing to high-quality climate protection projects. Passengers' CO2 compensation contributions support a climate project portfolio in various countries around the world, including Germany and Switzerland.
These climate protection projects avoid or save CO2 and, at the same time, contribute to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Green Fares bookable on more than 730,000 flights per year
The new Green Fares are offered by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, SWISS, Edelweiss, Discover Airlines and Air Dolomiti on more than 730,000 flights per year within Europe and to Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The fares can be booked via the airlines' websites in Economy Class and Business Class.
As before, passengers can also reduce and compensate for their individual flight-related CO2 emissions when choosing the other fare models.
In this regard, after selecting their flight ticket, they are given optional options for offsetting the CO2 emissions of their flight with Sustainable Aviation Fuels and high-quality climate protection projects. Payment is made together with the flight ticket. Lufthansa and SWISS guests can also offset the CO2 emissions of their flight directly on board. The option is displayed in the onboard entertainment system on selected flights.
Since 2019, the Lufthansa Group has been offsetting the CO2 emissions generated by its employees' business-related air travel. The CO2 emissions are offset by the myclimate foundation.
More sustainable freight shipments
At Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo customers can opt for a more sustainable transport of their freight. The add-on service "Sustainable Choice" is available on all routes with a freighter segment, for all product groups and all customers worldwide.