Finnair has introduced a service, where
customers can offset the CO2 emissions of their flights by
supporting a CO2 emission reduction project or reduce emissions by
The Push for Change service is available on the Finnair
and customers can also use Finnair Plus frequent flyer points to
pay for the service.
Finnair offsets the CO2 emissions of
its own personnel’s duty travel through the CO2 emission reduction
“We want to offer the best solutions for
responsible air travelers,” said Topi Manner, Finnair CEO.
“Aviation has several positive economic and social impacts, and it
is important that we work hard 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.”
customers can choose to support a CO2 emission reduction project,
which enables the use of more efficient cookstoves in Mozambique.
Efficient cookstoves reduce charcoal consumption and
deforestation. The payments are transferred to the project in full
through NEFCO, the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation.
The offset charge is 1 euro for a return flight within
Finland, 2 euros for a return flight within Europe, and 6 euros
for a return intercontinental flight. The charges are based on the
average emissions and the costs of reducing a CO2 ton within the
Customers can also choose to support biofuel
flights. The use of biofuel reduces CO2 emissions by 60-80 percent
depending on the raw material. Finnair customers can buy biofuel
for 10, 20 or 65 euros, to reduce the emissions of a return flight
in Finland, return flight within Europe or return intercontinental
Finnair’s biofuel partner is SkyNRG, and the
biofuel is produced from used cooking oil in California.
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