The Lufthansa Group has announced the launch of “Green Fares”, thus expanding its portfolio of sustainable travel offers. With this, the airline group will become the first in the world to offer a new product for more climate-friendly flying.
What are the Green Fares?
The Green Fares are more “sustainable flying” fares, which already include offsetting of flight-related CO2 emissions. How will flying become more sustainable according to these Green Fares? This will be achieved by using 20% Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and 80% by contributing to high-quality climate protection projects. The Green Fares also offer additional status miles and a free rebooking option.
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.Christina Foerster, Member of the Lufthansa Group’s Executive Board responsible for Brand and Sustainability.
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The new Green Fares will be offered by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, SWISS, Edelweiss, Eurowings Discover 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 as well as the NDC platform in Economy Class and Business Class.
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.said Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Lufthansa Group’s Executive Board responsible for Global Markets and Network.
Lufthansa says that in addition to private travellers, it is offering more and more offers and services for more sustainable travel to corporate travellers too, for whom the Lufthansa Group is now offering a new product that also includes a CO₂ reduction with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (20%) and compensation of the remaining CO₂ emissions via high-quality climate protection projects (80%) in the ticket price for European traffic. Lufthansa Group corporate customers receive a CO2 mitigation certificate for the CO2 reduction achieved with the Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
Meanwhile, in October 2022, Lufthansa unveiled new First and Business Class products.
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