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Lufthansa wants to reduce CO2 emissions in real terms

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FRANKFURT – Compensation is not everything: Lufthansa wants to achieve some of the climate goals by actually reducing CO2 emissions. Lufthansa board member Christina Foerster gave a concrete figure as a milestone for 2030 in Frankfurt this week. It’s quite ambitious.

After the crisis, Lufthansa returned to the path of growth. However, CO2 emissions should not only decrease relative to the number of passengers, but also in absolute terms.

“We are now targeting an absolute reduction of 18% by 2030,” quotes Christina Foerster, board member of “FAZ” Lufthansa. The common threads of all brand, customer and sustainability issues at Lufthansa come together in the Foerster department.

Overall, Lufthansa wants to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 – measured against the base year 2019 – and relies heavily on offset programs and sustainable jet fuel (SAF). In 2050, the group wants to produce CO2 neutral. Lufthansa has just extended its partnership with OMV to source SAF in larger quantities.

Lufthansa passengers can already make their flight fully or partially climate-neutral via SAF and compensation payments.

“Thanks to our simplified compensation tools, we have managed to achieve one per thousand to one percent bookings from our compensating customers,” Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr told media representatives in Frankfurt in early September. positive intermediate balance drawn.

According to Foerster, on some routes Lufthansa now even sells four to nine percent of tickets with a compensation package. In Scandinavia, Lufthansa intends to test a “green ticket” in which remuneration is firmly integrated.

The state does not subsidize new planes

Lufthansa also relies on fuel-efficient aircraft. However, the federal government had canceled the investment subsidies provided for in the context of the climate package – we were talking about a billion euros – for the modernization of the fleet. According to Spohr, with this scrapping bonus, Lufthansa would have replaced certain A320s after 20 and not just 25 years of use.

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