British Airways has announced plans to offset the carbon emissions from all of its UK domestic flights from next year.
The move will take effect from January 2020, and will cover up to 75 domestic flights per day between London and ten UK cities.
CO2 Emissions from the carrier’s services within the UK total around 400,000 tonnes per year, and BA says it will be the first UK airline to offset for all domestic flights.
The carrier says it will invest in verified carbon reduction projects worldwide, including renewable energy, rainforest protection and reforestation programmes.
BA will offset on passengers’ behalf for domestic services, while customers on international flights will continue to have the option to pay to offset their emissions.
In addition the carrier says that from next year its carbon emissions on international flights will be capped through the United Nation’s offsetting scheme, and BA’s parent company IAG has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.