Jet2 is also reducing single-use plastics on board its planes by 80% by 2023 and is launching a hotel sustainability charter.
Managing Director Steve Heapy said the launch of the compensation program marked “the first major step on our journey to net zero.”
“It is our responsibility to pay for every tonne of carbon we emit and today’s announcement makes this a reality, which means that from January 1, 2022, our customers can rest assured that Jet2. com and Jet2holidays have their carbon covered, ”he said.
“This, however, is just one important step on our journey to achieving our sustainability goals. 2022 also marks the completion of our carbon neutral land operations, and we also power our offices with 100% renewable energy.
“This year, we will also continue to make progress in developing our commitment to sustainable aviation fuel as well as our hotel sustainability charter, so that we become more sustainable in the air, on the ground and in the station.
Heapy said Jet2 “will call on national and European governments” to align with “increased aviation regulations” by taking their own steps to decarbonize the industry.
“This includes investing the proceeds of the UK and EU emissions trading systems, as well as any other green taxes imposed on the aviation industry, directly into decarbonization, as well as communication where these products are invested, ”he added.
“We will also continue to push for airspace reforms across Europe that will dramatically and immediately reduce carbon emissions in EU airspace by at least 10%.”