Sustainability fee for AirAsia, AirAsiaX soon

Capital A Bhd chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes announced that the airlines would charge sustainability fee “soon” for carbon offset projects.

“We are also incorporating a sustainability fee in our airfares soon, exclusively for carbon offset projects, prioritising investments in our region through initiatives like Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) for a globally balanced approach,” its CEO, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said in his inaugural letter to shareholders.

This additional fee will join the list of charges imposed by AirAsia and AirAsia X, which include booking service fees, refund fee, counter check in fee, infant fees and fuel surcharge.

“Our approach to sustainability is threefold: maintaining profitability, managing tourism to preserve destinations, and targeting carbon neutrality by 2050 via carbon credits, technology, and fuel efficiency.

“In 2022, our eco-friendly operations significantly lowered CO2 emissions, equivalent to the effect of around 900,000 urban trees,” said Fernandes who just got his contract extended after recording 23 years as AirAsia’s CEO.

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