Aviation fuel supplier Air BP has announced a partnership with Brazilian airports consortium Voa São Paulo, as part of its carbon offset program expansion.
Two of Voa São Paulo’s airports, Jundiaí and Amarais, will become the first airports to join the program, with the possibility of more of the consortium’s locations to be added in the future.
“We are very proud of this new collaboration with Voa São Paulo,” said Ricardo Paganini, general manager, Air BP South America.
“Our carbon offset program, which complements our existing focus on customer service and safety in operations, is a significant step towards making Brazilian business aviation more sustainable.”
A fairly new offering, Air BP launched the program in 2018 in Brazil, helping its first customer, Avantto to offset more than 1,000 tons of carbon emissions in the space of one year – equal to 1,588 flights from São Paulo to Angra dos Reis or the carbon which would be captured by almost 73,000 adult trees.
Air BP run projects and initiatives in other regions, such as their partnership with jet charter company Victor, offsetting carbon for private flying in Europe, as well as the RocketRoute MarketPlace app which allows operators and pilots to offset the carbon associated with their fuel purchases.
The fuel company said it would highlight these initiatives, especially the carbon offset program, at the Latin America business aviation conference and exhibition (LABACE) in Brazil this week.