Lufthansa Group is growing its offering of “Green Fares“, with the group offering beyond Europe – with 12 new routes on long haul markets.
These are now on sale as part of the fare offering at Lufthansa Group airlines. They include:
- Zurich – Los Angeles (ZRH – LAX)
- Frankfurt – Miami (FRA – MIA)
- Sao Paulo – Zurich (GRU – ZRH)
- Frankfurt – Bengaluru (FRA – BLR)
- Munich- Seoul (MUC – ICN)
- Brussels – Kinshasa (BRU – FIH)
- Singapore – London (SIN – LHR/LCY)
- Nairobi – Frankfurt (NBO – FRA)
- Bangkok – Vienna (BKK – VIE)
- Hong Kong – London (HKG – LHR/LCY)
- London – Hong Kong (LHR/LCY – HKG)
- Paris – Bangkok (CDG/ORY – BKK)
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.
The Lufthansa Group also offers Green Fares for routes with connecting flights.
Green Fares were introduced by Lufthansa Group in February across its European and North African network, with them reporting more than half a million passengers have taken up the option.
According to Lufthansa, 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 including partnerships with myclimate, Climate Austria, SQUAKE and ClimatePartner.
Christina Foerster, Member of the Lufthansa Group Executive Board responsible for Brand & Sustainability said:
“People want to fly and be mobile, they want to explore the world, visit friends and family or seal deals in person. The growing demand for our Green Fares show that more and more people want to travel as sustainably as possible. We support them with suitable offers. The Green Fares test on long-haul flights will provide us with important insights for the further development of our portfolio for more sustainable travel,”
Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Lufthansa Group Executive Board responsible for Global Markets & Network, said:
“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.”
Carrot and Stick
If Lufthansa group is trying to make people pay more to offset their emissions via a Green Fare, they’re going to have to do more than sell “fuzzy feelings”.
Thankfully, there are some uplifts – least of all the uplift in status miles with the airline when crediting to Miles and More, as well as the fee-free rebooking (which could be of benefit if your plans change). Here are some examples between London and Hong Kong:
There is an uplift in cost compared with the basic-level fares, adding a fair chunk of change to a trip, even if 10% is going to SAF and 90% to other offsetting projects.
It seems with over half a million people trying the Green Fare, Lufthansa is seeing if people on long-haul routes are willing to pay.
For the elite Lufthansa flyer, there are other considerations, especially if you’re short of points/status miles.
Given that it’s worked for the airline in Europe so far, expect this to be rolled out through the network once they’ve ironed out how it will work.
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