Carbon offsetting is important, but so is decreasing our environmental footprint - wherever it lands - and encouraging everyone else to do the same. All JetBlue business travel was offset in 2008 and 2009.
While we operate a new, fuel-efficient fleet, we continue to look for ways to safely reduce fuel burn and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Solutions include:
JetBlue's onboard experience is designed to give customers everything they need - such as friendly service and innovative amenities - and nothing they don't. That means:
At our hometown airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), we strive to reduce and recycle waste generated both inside our new, environmentally-friendly terminal (T5) and on the tarmac, including:
Kezner Marine Foundation
Throughout 2008, JetBlue is supporting the Kerzner Marine Foundation's The Blue Project which funds coral reef refurbishment and maintenance efforts in the islands of the Bahamas. For every three-night JetBlue Getaways vacation purchased to the Reef Atlantis, JetBlue will donate $50 to the project.
Airbus, Honeywell Aerospace & International Aero Engines
JetBlue has partnered with Airbus, Honeywell Aerospace and International Aero Engines to pursue development of a sustainable biofuel for use in commercial aircraft. The goal of the partnership is to develop an alternative jet fuel derived from renewable biomass sources - known as second-generation biofuels - that do not compete with existing food production. Research and testing will focus on the conversion of biological materials into aviation fuel that performs identically to traditional fuels while meeting the stringent performance specifications for commercial aircraft flight.