JetBlue Airways reaches carbon neutrality on all domestic services

13 August, 2020

JetBlue Airways announced (13-Aug-2020) it is the first US airline to reach carbon neutrality on all domestic services. JetBlue has been offsetting CO2 emissions with programmes to balance customer travel since 2008, and will now offset emissions from jet fuel for domestic services, which it expects will result in offsets for seven to eight million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions p/a. As part of JetBlue's offsetting programme, it selects projects that will balance emissions from its jet fuel. The carrier will support carbon offset projects such as landfill gas capture, solar and wind energy and forestry conservation. JetBlue Airways president Joanna Geraghty stated: "Even with a long recovery ahead following the COVID-19 pandemic, JetBlue remains focused on short and long term environmental opportunities, particularly lessening our largest impact - carbon emissions - and more fuel efficient flying". [more - original PR]