JetBlue Plans to Go Carbon Neutral for Domestic Flights

By Anna Breuer on 7 January 2020
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JetBlue is going green.

The New York-based airline said it plans to become the first U.S. airline to go carbon-neutral for all of its domestic flights, calling this the “new climate reality.”

The carrier, which in recent years has undertaken numerous projects to reduce its carbon footprint, said it will offset carbon dioxide emissions from all domestic flights starting in July by investing in environmentally friendly projects around the world, including forest conservation and wind farms.  It also plans to begin operating flights from San Francisco International Airport next year using sustainable fuel.

“We must act to limit this critical industry’s contributions to climate change,” said Robin Hayes, the airline’s CEO. “By offsetting all of our domestic flying, we’re preparing our business for the lower-carbon economy that aviation –and all sectors – must plan for.”

Last February, Hayes said he sees the use of more efficient technology and fuel savings as a key part of his airline’s strategy to improve profitability. Last September, the airline deployed an all-electric fleet of ground service equipment.

Every year, the airline undertakes its annual GreenUp environmental campaign in observation of Earth Month, which takes place every April.

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