Finnair today introduced a service, where its customers can offset the CO2 emissions of their flights by supporting a CO2 emission reduction project or reduce emissions by buying sustainable aviation fuel.
Customers can choose to support sustainable aviation fuelled flights. The use of sustainable aviation fuel reduces CO2 emissions by 60-80 percent depending on the raw material. Finnair customers can buy sustainable aviation fuel for 10, 20 or 65 euros, to reduce the emissions of a return flight in Finland, return flight within Europe or return intercontinental flight.
The “Push for change” service is available on Finnair web pages at www.finnair.com/pushforchange and customers can also use Finnair Plus frequent flyer points to pay for the service.
Last month Finnair and SkyNRG already jointly announced with Shell Aviation, San Francisco Airport and World Energy a collaboration to fly on sustainable aviation fuels from San Francisco.
”We want to offer the best solutions for responsible air travellers, and are excited to work with SkyNRG on sustainable aviation fuels”, says Kati Ihamäki, Director, Corporate Responsibility at Finnair. ”Aviation has several positive economic and social impacts, and it is important that we work to build a more responsible air travel. Many important products we use in our daily life are transported by air cargo, air connections enable international trade and maintain relations, and travel industry is a key source of income and employment for many countries.”
“It is great to see that Finnair is taking the lead in making the aviation industry more sustainable. Finnair customers are asking for sustainable solutions, and Finnair today is the first national carrier to offer those. With this initiative and the advocacy around it, Finnair enables the acceleration of the sustainable aviation industry” said Theye Veen, Executive Director SkyNRG.
SkyNRG is the global market leader for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), having supplied over 25 airlines on all continents. SkyNRG sources, blends and distributes SAF, guarantees sustainability throughout the supply chain and helps to co-fund any price premium versus conventional jet fuel. At the same time, SkyNRG focuses on developing regional supply chains that offer a real sustainable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. SkyNRG has its operations RSB certified and is structurally advised by an independent Sustainability Board in which WWF International, European Climate Foundation, Solidaridad Network and the University of Groningen hold a seat. www.skynrg.com
Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than twelve million passengers annually. Finnair’s extensive network connects 19 cities in Asia and 8 cities in North America with over 100 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, was the first European airline to fly the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and it is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past nine years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the alliance of the world’s leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.