US airline achieves carbon-neutrality for all its domestic flights

JetBlue estimates to offset eight million tonnes of CO2 every year

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US airline JetBlue has announced it has achieved carbon-neutrality for all its domestic flights.

On 1st July, the company began offsetting its carbon dioxide emissions from jet fuel.

Approximately eight million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year are estimated to offset, which is the annual equivalent of it is removing more than 1.5 million vehicles off the streets.

JetBlue has selected with the carbon offsets to support projects, which are focused on landfill gas capture, forestry and renewables.

Ahead of this development, the firm had already offset more than 2.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions in partnership with the US nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organisation CarbonFund Foundation.

Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue’s President and Chief Operating Officer, said: “The global pandemic reinforces the need to mitigate risks that threaten the health of our business. Our commitment to sustainability has only become more important as we prepare our business for a new climate reality.

“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.”