In cooperation with Klappir Green Solutions, Icelandair and Air Iceland Connect have determined the average flight emissions for each of their flight routes. Contributions made by passengers to carbon offset their flights will go entirely to the Iceland Carbon Fund, known as Kolvidur. Contributions will be used to cultivate forests in Iceland.
“In providing a carbon-offsetting tool for our passengers and cargo customers, Icelandair Group has taken a step towards helping to reduce the environmental impact of air travel”, says Bogi Nils Bogason, CEO of Icelandair. “We acknowledge that this is an issue of growing concern in the traveling community, and we are happy to be working with Icelandic experts in the field of carbon offsetting. We are proud to be a part of this important project and encourage our customers to participate.”
The Kolvidur fund was established by the Icelandic Forestry Association and the Icelandic Environment Association with the support of the Icelandic government. The objective of Kolvidur is to reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere by increasing the carbon sequestration of forest ecosystems, binding the soil and reducing soil erosion.