Lufthansa expands ‘Green Fares’ to offset emissions via SAF


Lufthansa Group announced that it is its Green Fares to long-haul intercontinental flights on twelve routes from November 30.

“The growing demand for our Green Fares fare shows that more and more people want to travel as sustainably as possible … The Green Fares test on long-haul flights will provide us with important insights for the further development of our portfolio for more sustainable travel,” says Christina Foerster, Lufthansa Group board member.

The fare includes full offsetting of individual, flight-related CO2 emissions through the use of SAF and a contribution to high-quality climate protection projects.

The group compensation portfolio comprises of 15 projects, including, most recently, technology-based projects for the long-term binding of CO2. It aims to promote the development of the CO2 compensation market towards new technologies and offers.

The providers are myclimate, Climate Austria, SQUAKE and ClimatePartner. 

Lufthansa said that it will ensure that the amount of SAF required for offsetting is fed into the airport infrastructure within six months of purchase.

The route selection includes connections between Lufthansa Group hubs and various destinations around the world and also for routes with connecting flights.

Anyone booking flights with Lufthansa Group airlines, for example from London to Hong Kong or Paris to Bangkok via the airlines’ hubs, will also be shown the Green Fares tariff.

The Lufthansa Group introduced Green Fares for routes within Europe and to North Africa in February earlier this year. Since the launch, more than half a million passengers have already opted for a Green Fares flight.

Lufthansa will make available long-haul Green Fares on following routes from the end of November:

  • Frankfurt – Bengaluru (FRA – BLR)
  • Munich- Seoul (MUC – ICN)
  • Brussels – Kinshasa (BRU – FIH)
  • Zurich – Los Angeles (ZRH – LAX)
  • Frankfurt – Miami (FRA – MIA)
  • Singapore – London (SIN – LHR/LCY)
  • Sao Paulo – Zurich (GRU – ZRH)
  • Nairobi – Frankfurt (NBO – FRA)
  • Bangkok – Vienna (BKK – VIE)
  • Hong Kong – London (HKG – LHR/LCY)
  • London – Hong Kong (LHR/LCY – HKG)
  • Paris – Bangkok (CDG/ORY – BKK)