Lufthansa said the sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF, purchased that way will be added to one of the airline’s flights, reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by 80%.
The aviation industry has come under fire from climate campaigners for its comparatively large carbon footprint, though airlines note that it constitutes only 2% of man-made emissions worldwide.Lufthansa’s service comes at a steep price. A single economy-class ticket from Frankfurt to New York is 374 euros (£342) more expensive if customers buy SAF, a synthetic form of kerosene.
One wind turbine can produce enough electricity to power up to 300 homes.
Passengers who opt to donate towards reforestation measures instead pay a 165-euro surcharge (£150) for the same flight.