A CO2-neutral flight is now possible with the SWISS
For passengers leaving Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, Swiss is introducing a new Green Tariff that includes total CO2 compensation. A CO2-neutral flight is now possible with the SWISS
From August 2, 2022, Swiss International Air Lines and the Lufthansa Group will introduce a new Green Tariff for guests booking from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. To contribute to a sustainable way of flying, the Green Tariff includes full compensation for the CO2 emissions. Sustainable fuels make up 20% of this, while long-term climate protection investments make up 80%. The Green Tariff also includes additional status miles and free rebooking options.
The Green Fare can be selected alongside the other available options (Light, Classic, Flex) during the booking process. For Economy Class or Business Class, travels from Denmark, Sweden and Norway to Europe. Green fares can be booked via Swiss.com. This new option will also be available to B2B travel partners in Scandinavia starting in autumn. It takes around six months to complete the test phase.
“Swiss is working towards a zero net CO2 emissions goal by 2050, says Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Chief Commercial Officer. Therefore, we are introducing new green tariffs in selected test markets as an example of innovative and attractive offers.»
Integration into the booking process will increase the use
With SWISS already integrating CO2-neutral flying options directly into flight bookings since May, customers can buy sustainable fuel and invest in climate projects of the Swiss foundation myclimate. Since then, these offers have been used exponentially. Previously, just under one% of customers were willing to book on Swiss.com, but now it’s around 10%.
“We are delighted that with this small but significant step, we have contributed to significantly increasing the willingness of our passengers to invest in sustainable flying. As a result of this very positive development, Goudarzi Pour says that we will continue investing in sustainable services.
On board, CO2 can also be compensated
Passengers on all Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 long-haul aircraft had the opportunity to make their flight CO2-neutral directly on board during spring 2022. By the end of the year, this will extend the offer to the Airbus A340 fleet based on the results of this test. In addition, passengers can access the offer through Swiss’ in-flight entertainment service.
In partnership with Lufthansa, SWISS is continually developing innovative measures to achieve CO2-neutral operations by 2050 and halve net carbon emissions by 2030. Besides investments in a modern fleet, new technologies, efficient operations, and the use of sustainable fuels, innovative products also play an essential role.
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