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. is supplying the offsets.
Earlier this week, British Airways came under criticism for failing to properly market a similar program to offset emissions. That program saved just 1,600 tons of CO2 since September 2005, equivalent to four return flights to New York on a Boeing 777.
The EU decided in September that airlines that fly within the bloc will have to trade pollution allowances beginning in 2011.
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