6 JANUARY 2020


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Article from BTNews 6 JANUARY 2020

UK offsetting scheme takes off

British Airways has begun its UK carbon offsetting programme, part of its commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, with all UK flights having emissions offset by the airline and invested in global carbon reduction projects.

Passengers flying beyond the UK can contribute by using BA’s carbon offsetting tool. Using this, a passenger will pay around £1 for a London – Madrid Economy return and New York in Business Class costing around £15.

In other news, as previewed in BTN in November 2019, BA joins the Dreamliner elite this month with the arrival of its first stretched Boeing B787-10, with London – Atlanta as its first route in February.

The aircraft will have an eight-seat First cabin, 48 seats in Club World, 35 in World Traveller Plus and 165 in World Traveller.

The airline is also launching year-round direct flights to Portland, Oregon, from 1 June five days a week in summer, reducing to four a week in winter. The service will use the three-class B787-8 Dreamliner and depart from Heathrow Terminal 5.

At London City Airport, BA is launching twice-weekly flights in July to San Sebastian, its fifth Spanish route from Docklands, and increasing the number of summer services to Berlin, Florence, Glasgow, Manchester and Nice.


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