Swedish regional carrier Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) plans to automatically include “climate compensation” for all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its flights in its ticket prices, from April 1.

In 2018, BRA gave passengers the opportunity to choose fossil-free biofuel when booking tickets.

The airline has now gone a step further and will automatically include the cost of a carbon dioxide removal scheme in its tickets. BRA said it is the first airline globally to fully and automatically compensate for all CO2 emissions generated by the company.

The carbon dioxide compensation for all flights will be made via a Gold Standard-certified project that binds CO2 from the atmosphere. “The agreement with the supplier of our climate compensation is finalized. It will be signed during the next week,” BRA sustainability manager Anna Soltorp said.

The as-yet-unnamed compensation supplier assists several global companies with climate compensation measures and the project is overseen by an independent organization. “We see this as our next natural step in our work to reduce our climate impact,” Soltorp said.

Alan Dron alandron@adepteditorial.com