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Anglo-Dutch carrier launches sustainable fuel scheme

[ December 8, 2020   //   ]

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo says it has launched the world’s first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) programme for the airfreight industry, enabling freight forwarders and shippers to reduce their CO₂ emissions.

The Cargo SAF Programme enables shippers and forwarders to power a percentage of their flights with SAF. Customers receive a third-party audited report, justifying the purchased volume of SAF in relation to traffic and indicating the reduction in CO₂ emissions achieved. By investing in the Cargo SAF Programme, customers will not only help pioneer the use of SAF in the industry, but will also scale up the SAF market, contributing to a cleaner future for air transport.

Although KLM operated the world’s first commercial flight using SAF on 29 June 2011, from Schiphol to Paris, the fuel is still not widely available, hence the programme to stimulate and enlarge the market.