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Air France-KLM Group adds green fuel fee to fares

Air France-KLM Group airlines have introduced a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) levy, ranging from €1 to €4 per flight.

The fee applies to all tickets with a departure from France and the Netherlands, with Air France, KLM and Transavia.

Fahmi Mahjoub, general nanager for Air France and KLM in the UK and Ireland, said: “Today, SAF production worldwide covers only around 0.1% of the total fuel usage of the aviation industry. We need to speed up the production.

“And that’s why we are now gradually incorporating SAF in our flights departing from France and the Netherlands.”

A statement from the group said: “SAF can reduce the footprint of flights by an average of 80% over their entire life cycle and therefore constitute – alongside fleet renewal and eco-piloting – a major lever for achieving the ambition of zero net CO2 emissions by 2050.

“The Air France-KLM Group’s decarbonisation trajectory is to accelerate SAF incorporation as production increases, with a target of 5% in 2030 and up to 63% in 2050.”

The €1 fee applies per flight within Europe, while €4 will be added for intercontinental flights in economy class on flights operated by Air France and KLM.

Majoub said passengers buying their tickets online also have the option to pay a higher SAF fee to make their flights more sustainable.

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