Carbon offset your flight with East Midlands Airport

Wherever you’re travelling with us you can create your own green footprint and support amazing causes in the UK and abroad, by offsetting the carbon from your flight from as little as £4.80 per person.


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Check your flight

Use our handy calculator to work out the emissions from your trip

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View the projects

See the many carbon offsetting environmental projects that your contribution will suport

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Play your part

Your contribution reduces the impact of emissions globally

The cost of offsetting our most popular flights from East Midlands Airport

Destination

Based on 1 passenger
travelling Economy class

Total distance

Round trip

Carbon emissions

Cost to offset

Alicante

2112 miles

362kg

£5.08

Tenerife

3952 miles

632kg

£8.76

Palma

1969 miles

341kg

£4.80

Malaga

2366 miles

399kg

£5.59

Faro

2392 miles

403kg

£5.64

*Prices correct as of 14/10/2021. **Offsetting prices are subject to exchange rates.

Our airports are carbon neutral, why not make your flights the same?

Carbon offsetting is a great way to reduce the environmental footprint of your trip. East Midlands Airport has partnered with CarbonClick to provide a quick and easy way for you to offset the carbon produced by your flight by donating to important causes across the globe.

The projects

“Our partnership with CarbonClick works with a number of great projects, so by opting to offset their emissions, passengers travelling from East Midlands Airport can support important climate initiatives in the UK and abroad and reduce CO2 in our atmosphere” Clare James, Managing Director East Midlands Airport

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Woodland Creation in the Lake District

This mixed species woodland will sequester carbon and link existing forest blocks to benefit local wildlife. Location: Lowther Estate, Cumbria, England

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Promoting Improved Cooking Practices

this project manufactures and distributes efficient charcoal cookstoves that reduce carbon emissions and improve the health of communities


Carbon offsetting is just one part of East Midlands Airport’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation sector.

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East Midlands Airport was certified as carbon neutral in 2012

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MAG is committed to being a Net Zero Carbon business by 2038

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MAG are offering five years’ free landing fees to the first zero-emission aircraft based at one of our airports.


Carbon Offsetting FAQs

Carbon offsetting is a tool that allows individuals or companies to reduce their environmental impact. Purchasing carbon offsets supports environmental projects that remove greenhouse gases from the air, these projects could be things like reforestation projects or investment into renewable energy. Purchasing one carbon offset credit removes the equivalent of one tonne of CO2 from the atmosphere.

A carbon credit is what is bought and sold when dealing with voluntary carbon offsets. For every tonne of CO2 that a project manages to absorb or otherwise reduce, a carbon credit is issued. Carbon credits are independently certified by international standards and held in registries like the UK Land Carbon Registry (for Woodland Carbon Code projects) or the Gold Standard Registry (for international projects).

Emissions are calculated based on the individual route flown, taking into account the distance travelled as well as the type of aircraft, seating configuration, aircraft age, and typical load factors on your particular route. CarbonClick’s approach to calculating emissions from your flight has been approved by the UK Government.

Due to the ongoing scientific debate and significant uncertainty about the effects of non-CO2 emissions, CarbonClick’s calculations do not currently include the effects of radiative forcing. This is consistent with the policy approach of the UK Government.

CarbonClick is a New Zealand-based company that exists to reverse climate change. CarbonClick empowers businesses and their customers to tackle climate change, by making carbon offsets simple, trustworthy and cost effective, building a happier and more sustainable future for everyone.

The money paid to CarbonClick for carbon credits goes towards certified carbon offset projects that have met the highest standards. The funds are distributed amongst carbon offset suppliers carrying out the projects and CarbonClick takes a margin on the carbon credits for sourcing projects, quality assurance, administration and transaction fees.

CarbonClick is committed to making carbon offsetting safe and trustworthy, we do this by tracing every transaction to the projects it supported so you can see the retirement certificates for every kg of CO2 offset. The trace link is sent in every purchase confirmation email, and can also be found on our website.

Carbon offsets deliver environmental improvement, you can’t have too much of a good thing! However, we believe our customers should make informed choices and be aware that some airlines automatically offset emissions from their flights. For example, British Airways offset emissions from domestic flights in the UK and EasyJet offset emissions from all flights. Further information will be available from your airline.