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Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutral

First -CN-Airline -inline -imageWhat does it mean to be Carbon Neutral?  

Harbour Air is committed to operating a vital local transportation service and a successful business, all in a way that preserves Beautiful BC for generations to come.

With that in mind, our focus is on constantly seeking increased efficiency, both through ongoing fleet renewals and enhanced flight operations; It’s simply good business. However, as far as powering our planes goes, there is currently no viable alternative to carbon-based aircraft fuel. 

Understanding that fact inspired us to become North America's first fully carbon neutral airline in 2007.  Click here.

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A comprehensive strategy to mitigate our environmental impact. 

Emissions -Percentage -inline -imageBeyond optimizing our aircraft, actively managing our flight loads and making environmentally-responsible business decisions, we are conscious of the realistic limits on our ability to control our emissions.

For those emissions that can’t be reduced, we invest in carbon offsets to moderate our collective impact.

All of our flight services include a surcharge that is used to mitigate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with air flight. 

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Our Carbon Neutral journey.

Harbour Air has worked with Offsetters since 2007 to understand and reduce our airline’s impact on the climate.

Offsetters measures our greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) associated with our offices, terminals, operations and, of course, flights.

To calculate the emissions in each of these areas, Offsetters examines our fuel records, employee commuting habits, and all the data that surrounds utilities, business travel, printing and paper use.

We’ve provided highlights from our most recent data below, but please click here if you want to see the full report.

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Our projects.

Harbour Air has worked closely with Offsetters Clean Technology to select several high quality projects that are located both in British Columbia and Overseas.  For a full list of our projects, including full descriptions of their standards and myriad co-benefits, click here.

We want to hear your thoughts about our carbon neutral program. For comments or questions please Contact Us