Qatar Airways Cargo launches emissions calculator

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Photo: Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched a CO2 emissions calculator for customers to help them move closer towards green operations.

Available under the eServices menu on the airline’s website, the calculator quickly determines a shipment’s total CO2 emissions in kilos or pounds.

The user enters the shipment’s origin, destination, flight date, and weight to obtain the different flight options and their respective carbon emissions.

In November 2021, Qatar Airways Cargo became the first cargo airline to join IATA’s carbon offsetting CO2NNECT platform and has since been working on developing a fully integrated carbon offsetting solution for its customers.

The carbon emission calculator was developed based on the published IATA methodology for use in offsetting programmes: it automatically considers various factors such as aircraft type, route-specific data, as well as passenger and cargo load factors.

Eventually this information tool will be integrated into the online booking process, and customers will be offered a selection of carbon offsetting project options to choose from.

The IATA CO2NNECT programme aims to ensure that the credits purchased to offset emissions are from projects delivering verified carbon reductions and wider environmental and social benefits.

Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo at Qatar Airways Cargo, said: “This calculation tool enables our customers to get a better overview their shipments’ carbon footprint with us. It is the first step in our plan to offer a complete offsetting capability as part of the CO2NNECT programme we have entered into with IATA.”

Qatar Cargo joins IATA’s CO2NNECT offsetting platform

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