Starting February 15, 2023, customers booking Lufthansa Group flights throughout Europe and North Africa can now select ‘Green Fares’ which will make is possible to fly more sustainably. The new fares include offsetting of flight-related CO2 emissions.
On Monday (February 13, 2023), Lufthansa Group announced the introduction of ‘Green Fares’, becoming the world’s first airline Group to offer a fare for more sustainable travel. The new fare is available today for Group airline flights throughout Europe and North Africa. The Green Fares include offsetting of flight-related CO2 emissions, which is achieved by using 20 percent SAF, and 80 percent by contributing to high-quality climate protection projects. Additionally, the Green Fares offer more status miles and a free rebooking option.
In Monday’s announcement, Lufthansa Group’s Executive Board Member for Brand and Sustainability, Christina Foerster, said,
“People don't just want to fly and discover the world - they also want to protect it at the same time. We support our guests in this with suitable products. We already offer the most comprehensive portfolio for more sustainable travel and are now expanding this further with the Green Fares. The product launch is an important building block in our efforts to make air travel more climate-friendly.”
Also commenting on the new sustainable fare option, Lufthansa Group’s Executive Board Member for Global Markets and Network, Harry Hohmeister, added,
“The Green Fares were already successfully tested last year for flights from Denmark, Sweden and Norway. This showed that the demand for more sustainable travel offers is increasing. Now we are consistently taking the next logical step and are adding Green Fares to our well-known fare structure for flights throughout Europe and North Africa. We are thus pioneering the industry and living up to our ambition to develop innovative solutions for aviation of the future. And we are making it even easier for our customers to book more sustainable offers.”
The Lufthansa Group continues to offer leisure and corporate travelers more and more
options to make their travel more sustainable. For corporate customers, the Group offers a new product that also includes the same CO2 reduction option (20 percent SAF, 80 percent climate protection projects) included in the price of the ticket for travel throughout Europe. Lufthansa Group corporate customers also receive a CO2 mitigation certificate for the reduction achieved with SAF.
Source: Lufthansa Group