EasyJet has announced its plans to become the first major carrier to have net-zero carbon emissions from all flights.
“From today easyJet will offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all of its flights on behalf of customers,” it said in a statement.
“EasyJet will offset carbon emissions from the fuel used for every flight across its whole network.”
The airline will also continue its long-term work to support the development of new technology, including electric aircraft.
This action on easyJet’s carbon emissions is an interim measure, and will be in place until new carbon-reducing technologies become available and commercially viable.
Chief executive Johan Lundgren told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “This is not a long-term solution, offsetting is not perfect.”
He said the company would take on the £25m cost and added: “That’s not something we’re adding on to ticket prices, which makes us one of the largest carbon emissions offsetting companies in the world.”