Lufthansa Group Tests Green Fares on Selected Asian Routes

The Lufthansa Group is extending its Green Fares to long-haul flights. As a first step, the fare will initially be tested on twelve selected routes including Asian destinations for flights from November 30.

The selection includes connections between Lufthansa Group hubs and various destinations around the world. The Lufthansa Group also offers Green Fares for routes with connecting flights.

This broad selection addresses different target groups. From the Lufthansa Group hubs, for example, Frankfurt – Bengaluru, Brussels – Kinshasa, or Zurich – Los Angeles are offered. And anyone booking flights with Lufthansa Group airlines, for example from London to Hong Kong or Paris to Bangkok via the airlines’ hubs, will also automatically be shown the Green Fares tariff.

Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Lufthansa Group Executive Board responsible for Global Markets & Network, says: “The Lufthansa Group continues to expand its innovative services for more sustainable flying. We are pioneers worldwide with simple, easy-to-book and individual offers for our customers. I am delighted that we are now also offering Green Fares on selected long-haul flights on all hub airlines. This also clearly demonstrates the strength of our multi-hub and multi-brand strategy.”

In February, the Lufthansa Group successfully introduced Green Fares for routes within Europe and to North Africa and more and more customers are booking the offer. Since the launch, more than half a million passengers have already opted for a Green Fares flight.

The fare includes full offsetting of individual, flight-related CO2 emissions with just one click through the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and a contribution to high-quality climate protection projects.

With SAF, a reduction of 10% of CO2 emissions is achieved, while the remaining 90% is offset through climate protection projects. The Lufthansa Group ensures that the amount of SAF required for offsetting is fed into the airport infrastructure within six months of purchase. As so-called “drop-in” fuel, SAF is mixed with fossil fuel before being transported to the airport.

Among the twelve selected test routes long-haul green fares will be available on the following Asian routes from the end of November:

Frankfurt – Bengaluru (FRA – BLR)

Munich- Seoul (MUC – ICN)

Singapore – London (SIN – LHR/LCY)

Bangkok – Vienna (BKK – VIE)

Hong Kong – London (HKG – LHR/LCY)

London – Hong Kong (LHR/LCY – HKG)

Paris – Bangkok (CDG/ORY – BKK)

The Lufthansa Group airlines participating in the test are Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS, which offer the connections – if included in the respective route network – via their booking sites.

The Lufthansa Group has set itself ambitious climate protection goals and aims to achieve a neutral CO2 balance by 2050. Already by 2030, the Lufthansa Group wants to halve its net CO2 emissions compared to 2019 through reduction and compensation measures.

The reduction share of the 2030 target was validated by the independent Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in August 2022.