Scottish airline Loganair has announced their carbon emission offset program, GreenSkies. This scheme is the initial step for the airline to be carbon neutral by 2040.
Each booking made with Loganair will have a mandatory £1 charge added to each flight with the airline. This cost is enough to carbon offset any flight in their network. In the event that it costs less than £1 to carbon offset a flight, the remaining change will be invested into other sustainable flight projects.
Additionally, Loganair is a partner of Project Fresson. This program is developing a hydrogen fuel cell to power their Britten Norman Islander fleet on Orkney inter-isles services. They expect to test the aircraft later on in 2021. The testing will not take place on revenue flights.
These developments follow fleet renewal over the last few years. ATR 72 and ATR42 aircraft have replaced older Saab and British Aerospace aircraft. Loganair operates a varied fleet of Saab 340s, Twin Otters, Britten Norman Islanders, ATR 42-500, ATR 72-600, Embraer 135 and Embraer 145s. In the future, Loganair plan to have electric and hydrogen aircraft in the future to become carbon neutral by 2040.