Lufthansa and SWISS customers can purchase climate-neutral fuels when booking their flights

posted on 14th November 2019 by Eddie Saunders
Lufthansa and SWISS customers can purchase climate-neutral fuels when booking their flights

After successfully completing the test phase, the “Compensaid” platform developed by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub will become the Lufthansa Group’s central compensation service. Lufthansa and SWISS customers can now find “Compensaid” directly in the airlines’ booking portals. This enables them to largely offset the unavoidable CO2 emissions from their flight with Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). SAF is one of the most promising options for making the future of aviation climate-neutral.

“The promotion of sustainable alternative fuels is a central part of our climate strategy. We are one of the first airlines in the world to make it available to our customers as a compensation solution, thereby driving their development forward,” says Harry Hohmeister, Group Executive Board Member of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chief Commercial Officer Network Airlines.

“Together with our customers, we are thus laying another important foundation stone for more sustainable aviation”.

Industry-wide use has so far failed because of the available quantity and high costs of this innovative fuel, as so far only a few refineries worldwide have been able to produce SAF certified and in sufficient quantities.

“Compensaid” makes SAF accessible to a broad audience for the first time “We are overwhelmed by the positive reactions that ‘Compensaid’ has experienced in test operation,” says Gleb Tritus, Managing Director Lufthansa Innovation Hub.

“We are delighted to have created a long-term offer for Lufthansa and SWISS customers after a very successful start-up phase. This is the first time that SAF and the still young technology behind it have been made known to a broad audience”.