Air France-KLM leads in SAF usage

Air France-KLM is the world’s champion of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) usage. Air France-KLM was already the world’s largest SAF user in 2022, consuming 17% of the entire global supply, compared to only 3% of fossil fuel. In 2023 the group’s members consumed around 80,000 metric tons of SAF altogether – almost twice as much as in 2022.

Air France-KLM is the world’s largest SAF user for the second year in a row, underlining the group’s commitment to the decarbonization of aviation using SAF. The Group continues to secure the volumes needed to meet its 2030 incorporation targets.

Throughout the year, the Group continued to secure future SAF supplies to meet its target of a minimum of 10% incorporation of SAF by 2030. The group signed offtake agreements and memorandums of understanding with SAF producers around the world and invested directly in SAF production capabilities.

Lead the way in SAF

In a statement, the group announced: “Air France-KLM aims to lead the way in the incorporation of SAF and to support the development of SAF production capabilities around the world. The Group has set itself ambitious targets that exceed regulatory requirements, namely a reduction of CO2 emissions per passenger/km by 30% by 2030 compared to 2019, and the incorporation of a minimum of 10% of SAF by the same date. The Group plans to achieve these targets via three main levers: fleet renewal, the use of SAF and operational measures.”

In November 2023, Air France-KLM reinforced its cooperation with DG Fuels through a $4.7m investment made by Air France into the SAF producer. Along with this investment, the Group acquired an option to purchase an additional 75,000 tons of SAF from DG Fuels over a multi-year period beginning in 2029.