A good conscience for a summer on Mallorca: In order to make package tours more climate-friendly, the FTI GROUP is launching a more sustainable airfare in cooperation with Eurowings. By booking, holidaymakers support the use of fuel with a Sustainable Aviation Fuel content, also known as SAF. SAF, obtained from biogenic residues such as used cooking oil, reduces CO₂ emissions by 80 per cent compared to conventional paraffin.
In order to help establish SAF on the market, the so-called Leisure Value Fare can now be booked as a pilot project with the tour operator FTI Touristik in travel agencies. The pilot project covers all package tours with Eurowings and its departure airports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Palma de Mallorca in the summer of 2023. Those who book the fare pay a surcharge of 15 euros per person and flight route on top of their travel price. Eurowings uses 100 per cent of that surcharge for the additional purchase of SAF and guarantees that the share of SAF purchased through the fare surcharge will be used up within six months of the flight. This reduces the passenger's individual flight-related CO₂ emissions on balance.
FTI Group CEO Karl Markgraf says: "With this pilot we want to make a contribution to more climate-friendly flying. In addition, the project is also generally a test run for the demand for more sustainable products as part of a package tour. We hope that our guests will accept the fare well in order to further expand the offer in this direction."