Jazeera Airways launches carbon offset program to address travel footprint
Jazeera Airways partners with CHOOOSE and becomes the first Kuwaiti airline and first LCC in the region to launch a climate compensation initiative.
Jazeera Airways today announced a partnership with climate and technology company, CHOOOSE, to enable customers to offset their carbon emissions by supporting a set of CO2-reducing climate solutions, consisting of a portfolio of renewable energy and community-based projects. To celebrate this initiative, the Jazeera Airways traditional blue branded website has been changed to green for the week.
The new service is integrated into Jazeera’s booking process where customers can choose to offset their carbon emissions. It automatically calculates a flight's carbon footprint, providing passengers with the CO2 emissions expected for their trip and the option to compensate for their travel footprint.
Customers can then voluntarily choose to offset their flight’s carbon emissions by contributing to climate projects. If selected, the contribution gets added to the final payment.
Highlighting the significance of the partnership, Jazeera Airways Chief Executive Officer, Rohit Ramachandran, said, “Jazeera is a forward-looking airline and takes responsibility to safeguard the safety and wellbeing of its customers, employees, and environment. We have already invested in A320neo aircraft which are environmentally more friendly - cutting CO2 emissions by 50%, with 50% engine noise reduction and 18% greater fuel efficiency. Today, we’re enabling our customers who have genuine concerns about the environment to offset the carbon emitted from their trip and at the same time contribute to support some of the most impactful climate projects in countries we fly to.”
Certified by the most comprehensive and stringent international standards, these projects contribute to multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and improve ecological values and social benefits for communities around the world affected by climate change.
“Everyone at CHOOOSE are proud to partner with the great team at Jazeera to further their sustainability focus and provide all their passengers with the option to do even more. Jazeera already operates a highly fuel-efficient fleet and is a strong contributor to building travel back better”, says Andreas Slettvoll, founder and CEO at CHOOOSE.
All travellers who compensate for their journey will be able to monitor their carbon offsetting for Jazeera flights through the CHOOOSE platform.
Jazeera Airways is a member of IATA (International Air Transport Association), which has committed the airline industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Address your travel footprint and learn how you can travel more sustainably with Jazeera Airways here.
About Jazeera Airways
The airline operates commercial and cargo flights out of its Jazeera Terminal T5 at Kuwait International Airport and flies to over 45 popular destinations across the Middle East, North & South Asia, Africa and Europe.
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