EL AL, JNF Join Forces to Protect the Environment

El Al and JNF will plant a tree for every flight booked online from UK to offset carbon emissions.

Published: April 13th 2011
in News » World

EL AL aircraft wing

Flying the friendly skies is about to get a lot friendlier with the recent announcement that the official airline of Israel, EL AL, will offset the carbon emissions from flights made by every passenger in the United Kingdom (UK) who book on-line, by planting a tree on their behalf.


Under the new eco-friendly agreement, every passenger who books a return ticket London-Tel Aviv on-line through EL AL’s website or via the JNF website will be the proud “owner” of a new tree in Israel.


EL AL has teamed up with the KKL and JNF and is the first airline to automatically include this unique offer as part of the ticket price. Each participating passenger will receive an electronic certificate, specially designed by JNF.


Planting trees to offset emissions depends on the forests planted, and their sustainability. While all trees do release some carbon dioxide, it will always absorb and store more than it emits, while it is alive and growing.


As a world leader with a century of experience in tree-planting, JNF is the ideal partner for El Al UK when it comes to carbon off-setting.


“EL AL is delighted that we can now combine a top quality service to our passengers, with protecting the environment,” says Uri Danor, CEO UK and Northern Europe. “Each EL AL customer who books online can now fly in the knowledge that together, we are working towards clearer skies.”

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