Charter firms offer green flights

Private air-charter firms European Skytime and Business Air Centre are offering clients the chance to offset the CO2 generated by private flights in what they claim is a first for international carriers. The two have teamed up with the Carbon Neutral Company to invest in carbon-offset projects worldwide. These include supplying energy-efficient lighting in Jamaica and hydro-electric power ventures in Bulgaria. Skytime European client development manager James Shotton said: “Our offset scheme will be available on either a flight-by-flight basis for our corporate clients via Business Air Centre or contractually as part of the European Skytime’s Flight Commitment Programme, which will become the first contracted service to offer this option. The service offered by our companies is a way of offering tangible results and direct action on a critically important topic.”

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