Qantas is enabling Australian travel agents to help their customers Fly Carbon Neutral, having announced a significant extension to its carbon offset program.
The national carrier is the first airline to offer Australian based customers the ability to purchase carbon offsets when booking flights in the indirect channel with an Australian travel agent, with the feature made possible through the NDC-enabled Qantas Distribution Platform. The ability to Fly Carbon Neutral has traditionally only been available to customers who book flights directly via Qantas.com.
This enhancement to the Qantas Distribution Platform will see Qantas support more conservation and environmental projects in Australia and around the world. Over the years, these projects have included protecting the Great Barrier Reef and working with Indigenous communities to reduce wildfires in Western Australia.
Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn 10 Qantas Points for every dollar spent offsetting their emissions.
All Australian travel agents who are making bookings for Australian based customers using the content from the Qantas Distribution Platform will have access to Fly Carbon Neutral. Please contact your Approved Technology Partner to find out when Fly Carbon Neutral will be available for your agency.
About Fly Carbon Neutral
The Qantas Group is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and was the second airline group in the world to announce it would commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Qantas currently operates one of the largest carbon offset programs in the aviation industry, with approximately 10 per cent of customers booking flights on Qantas.com choosing to offset their emissions through Fly Carbon Neutral.
Since 2007, Qantas has also offset its own ground and corporate travel emissions through the program.