Tokyo, February 21, 2023 – ZIPAIR Tokyo announced the decision to purchase credits on every flight operating to/from Honolulu to offset its carbon footprint, starting April 2023. Through this action, the airline strengthens its commitment to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. Since the establishment of the company, ZIPAIR has strived to set the standard as the New Basic Airline. The company has remained committed to sustainability, by loading pre-ordered/limited meals to help reduce food waste, offering an alternative source rich in protein on inflight meals featuring gryllus powder, and reducing single-use plastic utensils. As a way to help offset carbon emissions on its Honolulu service, the carrier will purchase credits for every flight throughout the year, which will be a first in the industry. This action is in direct support of the The Mālama Hawaiʻi Program, advocated by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. 1) Emissions Trading System For flights departing from Japan, ZIPAIR will collaborate with Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd. to utilize the J-Credit Scheme. For flights departing outside of Japan, Sojitz Corporation will support ZIPAIR to purchase CORSIA certified credits to offset carbon emissions. 2) Promoting SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) The carrier will utilize SAF to replace approximately 1% of its annual jet fuel consumption to reduce carbon emissions. 3) Participating in the The Mālama Hawaiʻi Program https://www.gohawaii.com/malama A program offering volunteer opportunities, including reforestation projects and beach clean-up events. The carrier will support this movement by offsetting its carbon emissions to realize a sustainable society. J-Credit Scheme (https://japancredit.go.jp/english/) Under the J-Credit Scheme, the government certifies the amount of greenhouse gas emissions reduced through efforts to introduce energy-saving devices and manage forests. About CORSIA (https://www.iata.org/en/iata-repository/pressroom/fact-sheets/fact-sheet---corsia/) In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to address CO2 emissions from international aviation.
ZIPAIR to Offset Emissions by Purchasing Carbon Credits on Flights to/from Honolulu from FY2023
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