AF KLM Martinair launch SAF programme

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Air France KLM Martinair Cargo 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.

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.

“Our commitment to reducing CO₂ emissions is one of the cornerstones of our cargo strategy. The launch of a SAF programme for airfreight is an important step in our ambitious sustainability roadmap for the coming years. I invite all our customers to join us in creating a more sustainable cargo future,” urged Adriaan den Heijer, EVP of Air France-KLM Cargo & Managing Director of Martinair.

SAF is a key instrument in reducing CO₂ emissions The first step towards a carbon-free future is carbon-neutral growth within the industry, which implies that there should be no increase in CO₂ emissions, despite traffic growth. Investing in SAF is seen as a necessary step in this process and one of the primary instruments in reducing CO₂ emissions.

For years, Air France and KLM have led the way in terms of fuel efficiency, seeking alternative fuel solutions. KLM operated the world’s first commercial flight using SAF on June 29, 2011, with a flight from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Charles de Gaulle. Shortly thereafter, Air France KLM began offering its corporate customers the option of compensating for CO₂ emissions from business travel by investing in SAF.

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