Airlines struggle to get carbon offsetters to come onboard

An ENDS survey of voluntary carbon offsetting programmes among airlines has found low levels of public take-up. But there is one interesting exception

Thomson aircraft on tarmac (credit: Thomson)An ENDS survey of the five biggest UK and European airlines and the UK’s biggest holiday company has revealed low numbers of commercial passengers offsetting their flights’ carbon emissions.

Table: Airlines' carbon offsetting credentialsMost airlines achieve commercial passenger offsetting rates of below 1% (see table). And BMI and Ryanair still do not offer passengers the option.

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