Jazeera Airways Launches Carbon Offset Program To Address Travel Footprint
Jazeera Airways today announced a partnership with the Norwegian climate and technology company, CHOOOSE™, to enable customers to offset their carbon emissions by supporting a set of CO2-reducing climate solutions, consisting of a portfolio of renewable energy and community-based projects. To celebrate this initiative, the Jazeera Airways traditional blue branded website has been changed to green for the week.
The new service is integrated in Jazeera’s booking process where customers can choose to offset their carbon emissions. It automatically calculates a flight's carbon footprint, providing passengers with the CO2 emissions expected for their trip and the option to compensate for their travel footprint.
Customers can then voluntarily choose to offset their flight’s carbon emissions by contributing to climate projects. If selected, the contribution gets added to the final payment.
Highlighting the significance of the partnership, Jazeera Airways Chief Executive Officer, Rohit Ramachandran, said, ““Jazeera is a forward looking airline and takes responsibility to safeguard the safety and wellbeing of its customers, employees and environment. We have already invested in A320neo aircraft which are environmentally more friendly - cutting CO2 emissions by 50%, with 50% engine noise reduction and 18% greater fuel efficiency. Today, we’re enabling our customers who have genuine concerns about the environment to offset the carbon emitted from their trip and at the same time contribute to support some really beneficial community climate projects in countries we fly to.”
Certified by the most comprehensive and stringent international standards, these projects contribute to multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and improve ecological values and social benefits for communities around the world affected by climate change.
“Everyone at CHOOOSE™ are proud to partner with the great team at Jazeera to further their sustainability focus and provide all their passengers with the option to do even more. Jazeera already operates a highly fuel-efficient fleet and is a strong contributor to building travel back better”, says Andreas Slettvoll, founder and CEO at CHOOOSE™.
All travellers who compensate for their journey will be able to monitor their carbon offsetting for Jazeera flights through the CHOOOSE™ platform.
Jazeera Airways is a member of IATA (International Air Transport Association), which has committed the airline industry to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Established in April 2004, Jazeera Airways is the first non-government owned airline in the Middle East, continuing to be one of the few Middle East-based private airlines to this day.
Jazeera Airways currently flies to 28 destinations operating a reliable fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft – all fitted with our signature leather seats and two-class cabins. In June 2018 Jazeera was the first airline in the Middle East to introduce the A320neo into its fleet.