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Passengers can 'go green' on THAI flights

Posted on Wednesday 22 September 2010 in Thai Airways

 

THAI Airways implements a new 'green' initiative. - Thai Airways Travel News

In collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Thai Airways has become the first Asia-Pacific carrier to implement the Carbon Offset Programme.

The green initiative will help the airline offset carbon emissions that are produced while flying. Passengers who book Thai Airways flights will be able to view emission information of the specific flight, including how much it would cost to offset the carbon footprint.

Customers who are interested in helping out can choose to add the offset cost to their ticket price. Their contributions will be put towards funding renewable energy projects going on around the world, including Jordan’s Fuel Switching at Aqaba Thermal Power Station and Chile’s Biomass Project in Neuva Alde.

The projects that IATA partakes in are approved by the United Nations and Certified Emissions Reductions.

Carbon emissions are calculated based on the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The program combines the ICAO-developed formula with the IATA financial system, which provides passengers with the opportunity to make a difference when choosing Thai Airways for their travels. 

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