The Lufthansa Group is introducing ‘The Green Fares’ – an initiative responding to passenger demand for more sustainable travel. This makes it possible to fly more sustainably with just one click, as the new fares already include offsetting of flight-related CO₂ emissions. This is achieved by using 20% Sustainable Aviation Fuels 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,” said Christina Foerster, Member of the Lufthansa Group’s Executive Board responsible for Brand and Sustainability. “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.”
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,” said Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Lufthansa Group’s Executive Board responsible for Global Markets and Network. “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.”