XO Rolls Out Carbon-offset Plan

 - August 12, 2020, 11:52 AM
XO customers can now choose to offset the carbon emissions generated by their private flights either through a new option in their membership contract, or on a per-flight basis through credits purchased at the time of booking via the company's app, mobile website or through an advisor.

Private lift provider XO has unveiled a program that will calculate the carbon footprint of its clients' flights and allow them to directly compensate for their environmental impact by purchasing carbon credits directly from climate action project developer South Pole.

According to XO, which is part of Vista Global, fliers can either opt to offset the carbon impacts of all flights through a new option in their XO membership contract, or they can purchase carbon-offset credits on a per-flight basis at the time of booking. They can choose between three South Pole environmental projects, which are certified under international standards in the voluntary carbon market.

“The challenges of the global pandemic have not distracted XO from our responsibility to address the impacts of climate change,” said Ron Silverman, the operator’s chief business officer. “This partnership makes it simple and easy for everyone who books flights with XO to neutralize their carbon footprint. We know that our members want to do their part, and we are thrilled to bring them this opportunity.”