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BC airline takes lead in going green

Vancouver-based Harbour Air says you can fly in good conscience on all its routes.


October 25, 2007
By Brooke Shaw

dsc_0007jpegVancouver-based Harbour Air says you can fly in good conscience on all its routes. The all-seaplane airline, which offers charters and regularly scheduled flights between Metro Vancouver, southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, says it will be the only airline in North America – and the only seaplane fleet globally – to be completely carbon-neutral by the end of 2007.

As of Oct. 1, Harbour Air tickets included a "carbon offset surcharge" ranging from 50 cents on a flight from Richmond to Nanaimo, to $10 an hour on some charters.

By Jan. 1 the company will institute a policy to track, reduce and offset its corporate greenhouse gas emissions. The airline is working with the Vancouver-based Offsetters Climate Neutral Society, which provides high-quality carbon offsets for those trying to reduce their climate impact.

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