Germany’s national flag carrier Lufthansa has set a pioneering example. The airline recently announced it is donating full amount of paper saved from printing air tickets.
The airline in a statement said that its customers have helped save paper equivalent to 2.5 million printout boarding passes during December 2012 till January 2013. The airline’s customers used their mobile boarding passes on their smart phones for check in fully paperless.
Steffen Harbarth, Vice President Asia/Pacific of Lufthansa, said that the airline would be donating the paper saved from expected printouts to school children in need worldwide.
Harbarth said that the airline has decided to purchase 50,000 exercise books, of which 30,000 would be distributed in the Asia/Pacific region.
The airline is currently supporting projects in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand in the Asia/Pacific region via the charity of Lufthansa staff "Help Alliance".
The remaining 20,000 exercise books would be donated to the projects being undertaken by the airline in Africa and South America.