British Airways Begins Offsetting Carbon Emissions on UK Flights

January 2, 2020

 

British Airways is now offsetting carbon emissions on all its flights within the UK, as part of the airline's commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

 

Customers flying within the UK on British Airways flight will have the carbon emissions from their flights offset by the airline and invested in the highest quality, verified carbon reduction projects around the world.

 

The projects will include quality assured projects such as renewable energy, protection of rainforests and reforestation programmes.

 

British Airways operates up to 75 daily flights between London and 10 UK cities including Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Isle of Man, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast City, Inverness and Jersey.

 

British Airways has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 through a range of initiatives, including offsetting emissions on all flights within the UK, flying more fuel-efficient aircraft, investing in sustainable aviation fuel and changing operating procedures, in addition to working with stakeholders and governments to strengthen global climate policy.

 

The airline and its parent company, IAG will invest a total of $400m on alternative sustainable fuel development over the next 20 years. 

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