Lufthansa has begun testing a new service allowing passengers to offset the CO2 emissions of their trip via the onboard entertainment system.

The trial is currently available on internet-enabled short and medium-haul flights to and from Munich, and will also extend to selected Swiss long-haul services.

Customers access the offset service via the aircraft’s IFE system, where they can choose to offset via the purchase of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, via “high-quality carbon offset projects run by non-profit organization Myclimate”, or via a combination of the two.

Interestingly customers will be able to see how many passengers have already offset the CO2 emissions of their flight on that day, “and thus become part of a growing community”.

The service will be powered by Lufthansa Group’s Compensaid platform, which launched in 2019.

Lufthansa launches Compensaid carbon offset platform

Announcing the trial Lufthansa Group said:

“The Lufthansa Group assumes its responsibility for effective climate protection and has a clearly defined path towards CO2 neutrality: by 2030, the Lufthansa Group aims to halve its own net CO2 emissions compared to 2019; by 2050, the company wants to achieve a neutral CO2 balance.

“To this end, the Lufthansa Group is focusing in particular on accelerated fleet modernization, the continuous optimization of flight operations, the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels, and innovative services for CO2-neutral flying.”