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Air France and KLM set a new standard for sustainable aviation

14/ 01/ 2022
  As from today both Air France and KLM will add Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to all tickets with a departure from France and the Netherlands. This means that all passengers will have a more sustainable journey and the usage of SAF will increase drastically with the end goal to reduce CO2 emissions. Air France and KLM are convinced that the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be one of the main drivers to reach the net zero ambition by 2050, as these non-fossil fuels can reduce the aviation CO2 footprint by up to 75 % over their entire life cycle.  “Today, SAF production worldwide covers only around 0,1 % of the total fuel usage of the aviation industry. We need to increase this usage and that is why we are now gradually incorporating SAF in all our flights departing from France and the Netherlands as from January 2022. Since the majority of Air France and KLM passengers have a stopover or a transfer in France or the Netherlands, we are happy to offer our customers a more sustainable product. Compared to the previous year the group will more than double the total use of sustainable aviation fuel in 2022” says Eric Anconetti, General Manager Air France and KLM CIS. As from today Air France and KLM include SAF in the price of their tickets – a fully transparent contribution dedicated to purchasing SAF – to further speed up the road towards a more sustainable aviation. This contribution will be applied to all flights departing from, or with transit in, France and the Netherlands and it ranges from 1€ per flight within Europe to up to 4€ for intercontinental flights in Economy class. “At the same time as we are adding SAF to all our tickets, we will also offer our customers buying their tickets online the option to further reduce their CO2 emissions by investing in additional Sustainable Aviation Fuel.  This means that each and every customer can decide how sustainably they want to fly. We know that there is a big demand for a more sustainable aviation and we are convinced that our customers will appreciate the option to add as much SAF as they would like”, says Eric Anconetti, General Manager Air France and KLM CIS. About Air France-KLM A global player with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group’s main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance. Air France-KLM is a leading airline Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. It offers its customers access to a worldwide network, covering over 300 destinations thanks to Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. Its Flying Blue frequent flyer program is one of the leaders in Europe with over 17 million members. Together with its partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic, Air France-KLM operates the largest transatlantic joint venture, with more than 340 daily flights in 2019. Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam, the alliance dedicated to providing passengers with a more seamless travel experience at every step of their journey 19 member airlines working together across an extensive global network. Recognized for 15 years as an industry leader in sustainable development, the Air France-KLM Group is determined to accelerate the transition to more sustainable aviation. Since 2003, the Air France-KLM Group has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact. The aim is to make a significant contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in connection with the Group’s activities.

As from today both Air France and KLM will add Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to all tickets with a departure from France and the Netherlands. This means that all passengers will have a more sustainable journey and the usage of SAF will increase drastically with the end goal to reduce CO2 emissions.

Air France and KLM are convinced that the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be one of the main drivers to reach the net zero ambition by 2050, as these non-fossil fuels can reduce the aviation CO2 footprint by up to 75 % over their entire life cycle. 

“Today, SAF production worldwide covers only around 0,1 % of the total fuel usage of the aviation industry. We need to increase this usage and that is why we are now gradually incorporating SAF in all our flights departing from France and the Netherlands as from January 2022. Since the majority of Air France and KLM passengers have a stopover or a transfer in France or the Netherlands, we are happy to offer our customers a more sustainable product. Compared to the previous year the group will more than double the total use of sustainable aviation fuel in 2022” says Eric Anconetti, General Manager Air France and KLM CIS.

As from today Air France and KLM include SAF in the price of their tickets – a fully transparent contribution dedicated to purchasing SAF – to further speed up the road towards a more sustainable aviation. This contribution will be applied to all flights departing from, or with transit in, France and the Netherlands and it ranges from 1€ per flight within Europe to up to 4€ for intercontinental flights in Economy class.

“At the same time as we are adding SAF to all our tickets, we will also offer our customers buying their tickets online the option to further reduce their CO2 emissions by investing in additional Sustainable Aviation Fuel.  This means that each and every customer can decide how sustainably they want to fly. We know that there is a big demand for a more sustainable aviation and we are convinced that our customers will appreciate the option to add as much SAF as they would like”, says Eric Anconetti, General Manager Air France and KLM CIS.

About Air France-KLM

A global player with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group’s main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance.

Air France-KLM is a leading airline Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. It offers its customers access to a worldwide network, covering over 300 destinations thanks to Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

Its Flying Blue frequent flyer program is one of the leaders in Europe with over 17 million members.

Together with its partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic, Air France-KLM operates the largest transatlantic joint venture, with more than 340 daily flights in 2019.

Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam, the alliance dedicated to providing passengers with a more seamless travel experience at every step of their journey 19 member airlines working together across an extensive global network.

Recognized for 15 years as an industry leader in sustainable development, the Air France-KLM Group is determined to accelerate the transition to more sustainable aviation. Since 2003, the Air France-KLM Group has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact. The aim is to make a significant contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in connection with the Group’s activities.

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