The Air France-KLM Group and Neste have announced the expansion of their existing cooperation with a new strategic partnership for the supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to the Group.

This new SAF agreement for a period of eight years, for more than 1,000,000 tons (approximately 1.26 billion litres), is one of the largest of its kind in the aviation industry to date.

The Air France-KLM Group said it aims to reduce its CO2 emissions per passenger/km by 30 per cent by 2030 compared to 2019.

10 per cent SAF by 2030

Its decarbonisation trajectory includes the incorporation of 10 per cent SAF by 2030, alongside fleet renewal and eco-piloting.

The contract with Neste, part of a first set of long-term supply agreements, constitutes a further step for the group to achieve its 10 per cent SAF incorporation targets.

“Neste is fully committed to helping the aviation industry achieve its 2050 net-zero carbon emissions target, and sustainable aviation fuel will play a central role in that effort. Today’s announcement, which marks a significant next step forward in our cooperation with Air France-KLM Group, underscores how we continue to support companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Neste aims to help customers cut emissions by at least 20 million tons of CO2e annually by 2030 with our renewable and circular solutions,” said Matti Lehmus, president and CEO of Neste.

‘Landmark partnership’

“This landmark partnership with Neste is an important and concrete step towards the decarbonisation of our operations. This contract embodies our long-term commitment to the development of SAF’s production capabilities around the world, to the benefit of the industry as a whole,” said Fatima Gloria de Soussa, director sustainability, Air France-KLM Group.
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