Finnair has launched a new service allowing passengers to offset carbon emissions from their flights.
The initiative gives Finnair customers the opportunity to calculate their flights’ emissions and then choose a mixture of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and climate projects to offset the carbon from their journey.
Passengers can use the airline’s platform, which is powered by climate action tech specialist Chooose, to decide how they want to offset their emissions with the price varying depending on the proportion of SAF versus climate projects that they opt for.
Eveliina Huurre, Finnair’s senior vice president, sustainability, said: “Both Finnair and our customers are keen to reduce the CO2 footprint of air travel and we want to offer our customers a simple and transparent way to do this.
“Our service combines two important tools, offsets and SAF, which both are needed to reach carbon neutrality in aviation.”
Finnair has set the target of halving its emissions by the end of 2025 and reaching carbon neutrality by the end of 2045.
Moves to help achieve these ambitions include reducing the weight of aircraft, more fuel-efficient flying and the use of SAF combined with offsetting projects.