Qantas Plans September Takeoff For Carbon Offset Program

by | Aug 30, 2007

Qantas says that beginning in September, consumers and businesses will be able to purchase carbon credits to offset their carbon dioxide emissions, Australia’s The Age reports.

The company hasn’t said how much the offsets will increase the price of a ticket. Qantas will cover the charge for its first day of the program’s operation.

The company says that the environmental programs supported by the program have been independently verified and authenticated by the commonwealth government Australian Greenhouse Office.

Delta recently became the first U.S. airline to offer consumers a similar option.

Other airlines, including Air CanadaCathay Pacific, Virgin Blue, and SAS have similar programs.

British Airways has taken some heat in the past for not putting enough marketing muscle behind its voluntary program.

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