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Carbon offsetting scheme launched at Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Airport has launched a carbon offsetting scheme thanks to a new link on its website.

Bournemouth Airport has launched a carbon offsetting scheme thanks to a new link on its website.

Passengers flying from the airport will be able to use the link to pay for equivalent carbon emissions savings or reductions to be made elsewhere.

This service is already offered by three airlines using Bournemouth – Thomson, First Choice and easyJet.

Manchester Airports Group, the airport’s owner, has pledged a carbon neutral target for the energy it uses in its buildings, airfield and car parks, which it hopes to achieve by 2012.

Commenting on the initiative, Bournemouth Airport managing director Rob Goldsmith said: "We’re taking a proactive role within the airline industry to make CO2 emission reductions already, but as a group we want to support the work of our airline partners and help encourage passengers to use a carbon off-set scheme."

The airport has linked up with Carbon Clear to offer the facility.

Last month, Bournemouth Airport opened an official viewing area after responding to requests from local aircraft enthusiasts.

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