Low-budget carrier Jetstar Pacific has started the Fly Carbon Neutral Programme, an environment initiative to offset flight emissions. (Photo: Jetstar)

Hanoi (VNA) – Low-budget carrier Jetstar Pacific has teamed up with Jetstar Group to start the Fly Carbon Neutral Programme, an environment initiative, to raise its passengers’ awareness of climate change and offset flight emissions.

It is among the programmes jointly carried out by members of Jetstar Group, including Jetstar Pacific (Vietnam), Jetstar Airways (Australia), Jetstar Asia (Singapore) and Jetstar Japan, and Quantas Airways (Australia).

The programme calls for contributions by passengers when booking on www.jetstar.com .

The contributions, normally ranging from 8,000 – 30,000 VND per trip, will be used to fund local and international environment projects which aim to reduce greenhouse effects and protect endangered wild animals, or to support schools in developing countries.

Jetstar Pacific announced earlier this month it will purchase four Airbus A32 CEO Sharklet jets by the end of 2016 before welcoming ten more in 2017 as part of its expansion plan between 2016 and 2020.

The A320 CEO Sharklet is the latest version of the Airbus A320 family with the widest cabin in the single aisle market.

The carrier, a member of the Jetstar Group, is operating 105 Airbus A320s on about 4,000 flights to 75 destinations in 17 countries weekly.-VNA