News // 27 November 2019

British Airways to become first UK airline to offset carbon emissions in UK from 2020

From January2020, British Airways will become the first UK airline to offset carbon emissions on all its flights within the UK.

From 2020, British Airways’ carbon emissions on international flights will be capped through the United Nations’ carbon offsetting scheme. This announcement comes as parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) announces their commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

While customers on UK domestic flights will not need to offset their emissions, those travelling further afield can also reduce their impact on the environment by using British Airways’ carbon offsetting tool.

Using the tool, which can be accessed on: https://www.pureleapfrog.org/ba/carbon_zero, a customer will pay around £1 to offset a return flight from London to Madrid, travelling in economy, while from London to NewYork in business class will cost around £15.