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Lufthansa Passengers to Offset Carbon Footprint with 'Compensaid'

Lufthansa Innovation Hub has launched the "Compensaid", the new sustainability platform that makes it possible to directly offset one’s personal CO2 emissions.

With the launch of “Compensaid”, the Lufthansa Group are now making it possible for travelers to offset their individual carbon footprint using so-called Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This represents passengers an entirely new approach to offsetting CO2with SAF in a transparent way.

Travelers have two options for CO2 offsetting: For the first time, they can replace fossil aviation fuels one-to-one with SAF. The platform calculates the market-based surcharge in comparison to fossil kerosene.

Travelers willing to pay this surcharge can use it to cover their individual kerosene consumption with the climate-neutral fuel. The Lufthansa Group will continue to pay the basic rate for the kerosene.

The SAF purchased as part of the offsetting process will be deployed on Lufthansa flights within a period of six months. This is the first online platform of its kind to provide end customers with a transparent, quick, and effective way to offset their CO2 consumption when flying using CO2neutral fuels.

As an alternative, travelers can also use "Compensaid" to support a reforestation project in Nicaragua and thus reduce CO2emissions over the long term.

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