Sustainable Flight Challenge: KLM and KLM Cityhopper to LA and Trondheim

KLM and KLM Cityhopper will participate in this year’s Sustainable Flight Challenge with flights to Trondheim on May 16 and Los Angeles on May 17. During the challenge, organized for the second year by SkyTeam, participating airlines will fly their most sustainable flight. After the event, the participants will implement and share sustainable solutions.

On 16 May, KLM Cityhopper will fly an Embraer E190 to Trondheim in Norway. This will involve choosing the most efficient flight route possible. In Trondheim, the aircraft can be handled entirely with ground power.

On 17 May, a Boeing 787-10 takes off from Schiphol Airport with a limited percentage of sustainable jet fuel to Los Angeles. There, the aircraft will refuel with enhanced quality sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the return flight to Amsterdam.

On board, passengers are served different types of meals, testing how to reduce the impact on the food chain. One of the passengers is CEO Marjan Rintel, who joins the flight to Los Angeles for a visit to a SAF factory.