In 2015, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) launched The Good Traveler program at San Diego International Airport (SAN) to provide an easy, affordable, and meaningful way for interested passengers to make their travel more sustainable. Through the program, individuals can purchase carbon offsets online, at select terminal concessions, and through the airport parking reservation and payment system with proceeds going toward conservation projects that help counteract the effect of greenhouse gas emissions on the environment. Since launching five years ago, the program now includes 17 participating airports in North America that have collectively offset nearly 670 million miles of travel.
The Good Traveler celebrated adding Alaska Airlines to the program in October. In Alaska Airlines’ blog announcement, they said they will now begin to direct all its passengers to The Good Traveler website for their carbon offset needs. Alaska Airlines is the second largest carrier serving SAN and the first airline to join The Good Traveler program. We are excited to have them as a part of this program and contributing to its positive impact in our communities.
For more information about The Good Traveler or to offset the emissions of your trip, visit thegoodtraveler.org. For more information about Alaska Airlines, visit alaskaair.com.