We are also continuing our actions to ensure a responsible travel experience, to which we are still fully committed.
“After this crisis, we will more than ever seek to be the pioneers of more sustainable aviation. Innovating and reinventing ourselves so that we may once again bring people, economies and culture together across the skies” (Anne Rigail)
Reduced and offset CO2?emissions
- By modernizing our fleet with latest generation aircraft that consume up to 25% less fuel
- By reducing the weight on board our aircraft (lighter materials and accessories, digital press)
- By promoting eco-piloting during all phases of flight, as well as during taxiing, and by optimizing flight plans
More than 450 flights and 57,000 passengers are affected every day.
We support 7 projects worldwide, and 2 projects which will be developed in France, within the Low Carbon framework.
- Marajó Forest Protection project in Brazil
- Floresta de Portel deforestation prevention project in Brazil
- Cardamom Forest biodiversity protection project in Cambodia
- Jaguar project for the protection of the rainforest and endangered species in the Peruvian Amazon
- Kitalu program for tree planting, rural development and CO2 emission control in Kenya
- Hifadhi-Livelihoods forest conservation and economic development project in Kenya
- Gandhi Wind Energy project in India
- Reforestation project in Lerm-et-Musset, Gironde
- Research and development program for the implementation of mangrove plantation projects in the overseas departments and regions
110,000 trees were planted in 2019.
Learn more about the Trip and Tree program.
An eco-friendly on board experience
1,300 less tonnes of single-use plastic shipped each year.
7 million plastic bottles, 3 million cardboard cartons and 6 million cans are loaded onto our aircraft each year and are more and more efficiently recycled.
Meals and snacks vary according to flight schedules (day or night) and new online services allow you to inform us of your meal preferences before your trip.
Developing innovative solutions
By the end of 2020, Air France flights departing from San Francisco International Airport will run on sustainable aviation fuel. This initiative will prevent the emission of more than 6,700 tons of CO2 over the entire fuel life cycle.
Climate experts, notably the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), support the principle that the amount of CO2 emitted in one place can be compensated for by carbon capture–including forestry–and energy transition programs developed elsewhere in the world.
The Trip and Tree Option is offered to Air France customers who want to reduce their environmental impact on all types of flights. It gives them the opportunity to donate an amount of their choice to a reforestation project carried out by the association A Tree For You. Each customer can choose the project they wish to support around the world and track its progress. This option is available from the time the ticket is purchased until the time of check-in. Considered as a donation, it also allows customers with tax residency in France to benefit from a tax reduction.
It is also possible to contribute to the Trip and Tree program at any time, even without an Air France booking, by making a donation directly on the Trip and Tree website.
While designing our items made of bio-sourced materials, we had to meet numerous standards associated with our activity, including: guaranteeing the food safety of our passengers, ensuring the quality and durability of these items during their use, and respecting the constraints linked to volume, weight and safety on board our flights.
Produced by World Energy and distributed by Shell, this alternative fuel is made from used and recycled cooking oil and animal fat residues. It has been awarded both technical (ASTM) and sustainability (RSB) certifications by the RSB organization, which ensures that it meets the highest standards of sustainability. It does not compete directly with agricultural production and does not impact biodiversity.
Currently, there is no sustainable biofuel production in France.
Nevertheless, from October 2019, we were able to introduce selective sorting on our flights to Paris, for an initial set of articles: Plastic PET bottles, Tetra Pak cardboard packaging and cans, in addition to glass. These materials are then sent to recycling channels in France and Europe.