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The Italian airline confirms its commitment to environmental sustainability
Verona, 26th April 2021 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of the Lufthansa Group, with a view to implementing sustainable and conscious travel methods, has chosen to travel responsibly by joining the Compensaid program, created by Lufthansa in collaboration with the Lufthansa Innovation Hub. The project makes it possible to calculate the CO₂ emissions generated during a flight and offset them. Passengers can do so by purchasing Sustainable Aviation Fuel and by participating in climate protection projects.
The increased use of innovative biofuel (Sustainable Aviation Fuel, SAF) will have a direct impact on emissions since, compared to traditional kerosene, SAF produces up to 80% less CO₂. Climate Protection projects, on the other hand, will act on the CO₂ produced by flying in a long-term perspective.
The CO₂ calculator, through a constantly updated algorithm that considers the route, weather conditions and class of flight, allows the emissions of each trip to be calculated and then allows passengers to authorize the offsetting of their trip.
"We always try to be environmentally aware and to take every opportunity to make air traffic more sustainable depending on our sector; after passing the ISO 14001 audit and obtaining the European EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certification, I am now really proud to take the opportunity to protect the environment, also thanks to the collaboration of our passengers in a common commitment towards a sustainable future" says Joerg Eberhart, President and CEO of Air Dolomiti.
"With 'Compensaid,' we have created one central compensation platform for all companies within the Lufthansa Group, thereby making an important contribution to the groupwide sustainability strategy," says Christine Wang, Managing Director Lufthansa Innovation Hub. "We are therefore very pleased that we have now been able to get Air Dolomiti on board as well."