Thai Airways International has signed a
Memorandum of Understanding with IATA to provide passengers with
the opportunity to offset their carbon generated from flying.
THAI will now work with IATA to
implement offsets into its existing web sales structure and to
identify the offset projects that will benefit from this
Once set up, passengers will be able to decide whether
they wish to "virtually" offset their emissions when booking flights on THAI's website.
Information about the CO2 emitted for
that flight will be given, as well as information about the cost
to offset that amount of CO2 and the project where the money is to
The IATA-administered industry-wide
carbon offset program is a ready-made tool enabling airlines to
offer their passengers the ability to compensate for their carbon
emissions with contributions towards carbon reduction projects in
The IATA Carbon
Offset Program invests in UN approved Certified Emissions
Reductions (CER) projects and voluntary credits which comply with
the recognised Gold and or Voluntary Carbon Standards.
passenger contribution goes entirely to the sponsored project. As
transparency is critical to ensure that monies collected result in
reduced emissions, in this regard, the IATA offset program has
been independently approved by the UK’s carbon offset quality
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