Air France to offset 100% of CO2 emissions on its domestic flights

posted on 2nd October 2019 by Eddie Saunders
Air France to offset 100% of CO2 emissions on its domestic flights

Air France has decided to offset 100% of CO2 emissions on all its domestic flights. As of January 1st, 2020, this compensation will take the form of participation in projects certified by recognized organizations.

New voluntary objectives in Air France’s sustainability roadmap, centred around four major strategic areas –

o             Offsetting of 100% of CO2 emissions on all domestic flights* as of January 1st, 2020;

o             Reduction in our CO2 emissions by 50% per passenger/km – a new objective for 2030;

o             Introduction of selective waste sorting on board Air France flights;

o             Investing in research for credible alternatives.

“We must step up the transition to a more sustainable form of air transport and we are voluntarily making new commitments for today and 2030.

“I have decided to introduce measures for offsetting 100% of the CO2 emissions generated by our domestic flights as of January 2020 to ensure all our customers have the possibility of carbon neutral flights throughout France” explained Anne Rigail, CEO of Air France.

“We have set a new ambitious objective to reduce our CO2 emissions. We will reduce fuel consumption per passenger/km to less than 3 litres by 2030. Air transport brings people together and promotes an openness to the world.

“Our ambition is to be a driving force for action and innovation in the creation of a sustainable aviation sector.”

Air France has been committed to reducing its environmental footprint and modernizing its fleet, promoting eco-piloting, reducing the weight of on-board equipment on its aircraft, recycling waste, eliminating single-use plastic, and more.

Corporate customers will also be able to opt for voluntary compensation of up to 100% of the emissions generated by their short, medium and long-haul flights via a dedicated offer.

Air France has also decided to step up its commitments to reducing its CO2 emissions and is setting a new objective for 2030 – to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% per passenger/km compared to 2005, i.e., less than 3 litres of fuel consumption per passenger per 100km.

As of October 1st, Air France is also introducing selective waste sorting on board its flights to Paris.