SAS Introduces Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Charge
A passenger flying between Stockholm and Continental Europe would have to pay an average of $6 to offset the about 660 pounds of carbon dioxide released by their air travel, SAS said. Those flying between Stockholm and New York would need to pay about $26.
The CarbonNeutral Co.Â is supplying the offsets.Â Â
Earlier this week, British Airways came under criticism for failing to properly market aÂ similar program toÂ offset emissions. ThatÂ program saved just 1,600 tons of CO2 since September 2005, equivalent to four return flights to New York on a Boeing 777.
TheÂ EU decided in September that airlines that fly within the bloc will have to trade pollution allowances beginning in 2011.
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