SAN JOSE, Costa Rica—Helping to keep our air clean; Nature Air is being recognized for its sustainable efforts once again. The Costa Rican airline was given a highly commended recognition as the “best mode of low-carbon transport and technology” at the 2007 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards in November, 2007.
This award ceremony is different from any other tourism Awards in that the winners are nominated by tourists only. The companies are then interviewed and required to provide references. With more than 1700 nominations Nature Air was hand picked as a top contender for having the best low-carbon transportation in the world.
Nature Air became carbon neutral in 2004. Since then the airline has voluntarily compensated 100% of its carbon emissions, through its preservation of tropical forests. In 2006 Nature Air was able to offset 6,320 tons of carbon output, and to date more than 65 acres of forests have been preserved. The land is protected because of the funds Nature Air commits to local landowners. In addition, Nature Air keeps their carbon output down by improvements made in their operations, scheduling and flight plans.
For pricing, and a complete list of flight schedules visit: www.natureair.com or call 800-235-9272.
Since its inception in 2000, Nature Air has grown from flying 18,000 passengers annually to more than 150,000 in 2007. The company got its start with one plane and 17 employees. Now it has a fleet of eight planes and more than 150 employees. It’s the only twin-engine airline in Costa Rica with both scheduled and chartered flights, and offers 74 daily flights to 17 destinations in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. For more information visit: www.natureair.com