February 1, 2023

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KLM further expands approach for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Amstelveen – WEBWIRE

  • KLM will incorporate sustainable aviation gas to all flights departing from Amsterdam
  • From January 13, customers can choose to invest in an extra quantity of sustainable fuel when booking 
  • KLM has now signed agreements with different associates and SAF suppliers 

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KLM will begin adding .5% Sustainable Aviation Gasoline (SAF) for flights departing from Amsterdam. In addition, KLM will offer you its customers the alternative of getting an additional total of sustainable fuel. In this way, KLM aims to promote the sector for SAF. The face of travel is established to transform in the future and SAF will participate in an necessary part in this regard. In addition to fleet renewal and even further innovation in just the organization and sector, KLM is committed to bringing about an strength transition. 

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Thanks to our shoppers who take part in the Corporate and Cargo SAF Programme, KLM presently has a rather substantial share of the world SAF current market nowadays. Yet with a share of .18% in 2019, it is continue to much less than 1% of our whole fuel use. We know that the .5% common admixture on passenger tickets is a very small step, but an vital a single in the correct course and we hope other airways will stick to quickly. We will have to function with all get-togethers all around us and appear up with rock-sound answers and improvements to even more open the market for SAF. 

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Decrease of CO2 emissions by at minimum 75% 
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The CO2 emissions of SAF that KLM at the moment buys are at least 75% decrease than people of fossil kerosene. That is why, in the small expression, SAF is the most vital suggests of greatly lowering CO2 emissions, hence contributing to building aviation additional sustainable. The expenditures for the sustainable gasoline variant are at minimum 4 instances higher and generation is lagging powering. By escalating demand, KLM hopes to more develop the market place for SAF so that source is scaled up and sustainable gas in the end results in being much less expensive. 

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SAF ambitions 
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Effective 1 January 2022, France will introduce a obligatory SAF admixture percentage. This is not still obligatory in the Netherlands. In Europe, there is a proposal to accomplish a obligatory SAF proportion of 2% by 2025 for all flights inside and from Europe. KLM and its companions in the Cleanse Skies for Tomorrow coalition previously introduced that it is their ambition to attain a worldwide SAF proportion of 10% in 2030. To this end, KLM has now decided to commence including much more SAF voluntarily. 
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In addition, Air France-KLM, KLM and Air France have dedicated by themselves to the CO2 reduction trajectory drawn up for the aviation sector by the Science Based mostly Targets initiative. This will be certain that KLM’s aims are in line with the targets of the UN Weather Arrangement signed in Paris (net zero in 2050). Elevated utilisation of SAF is a critical component in acquiring these targets. 

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Conventional admixture additional to ticket price 
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The .5% SAF proportion will nutritional supplement the SAF that is by now currently being blended for shoppers who have joined KLM’s Company and Cargo SAF programmes. A surcharge for the supplemental SAF will be included to the ticket price. This usually means KLM passengers will routinely lead to the acquire of sustainable gasoline. The surcharge will vary from 1 to 12 euros per ticket, relying on the distance flown and the seat booked (economic system or business enterprise). 
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KLM will use this contribution to finance a regular .5% SAF admixture on all flights from Amsterdam. 

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CO2ZERO provider expanded with SAF option 
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For unique passengers who want to further lower the footprint of their flight, we have expanded our CO2ZERO company with an option to obtain an supplemental amount of SAF. This choice will be offered in addition to our current payment choice to aid a reforestation project with Gold Normal certification. Reforestation is a way in which CO2 emissions can be compensated outside the house the aviation business. With the extra buy of SAF, a passenger contributes to considerably less use of fossil kerosene, and as a result to a immediate reduction of CO2 emissions as a result of flying. Once again, KLM will use the full volume elevated to buy SAF to improve world SAF production. 

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Obtain of SAF 
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In 2011, KLM carried out the world’s very first commercial flight on blended biofuel. In February 2021 we operated a commercial flight with an admixture of sustainable synthetic fuel. For SAF, KLM focuses on all systems side by aspect: primarily based on used cooking oil, forestry residues and sustainable synthetic gas. KLM is currently obtaining reasonably significant volumes of SAF and has signed different acquire agreements with suppliers. This will assure the conventional .5% admixture for flights departing from Amsterdam and will enable KLM to fulfill supplemental demand generated by travellers by means of the CO2ZERO programme, as well as need generated by associates in KLM’s Corporate SAF Programme and the Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo SAF Programme, thereby contributing to KLM’s endeavours to obtain its CO2 reduction targets.

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