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. Business or leisure travellers, companies or employees of the Air France group will thus be able to travel throughout France in a carbon-neutral way.
Air France will be one of the first airlines to offset the emissions generated by its domestic flights. Concretely, this represents on average over 450 flights per day and over 57,000 customers concerned.
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 from October 1st, Air France is introducing selective waste sorting on board its flights to Paris. This concerns –
• plastic – bottles;
• cartons: Tetra Pak packaging
• aluminium – cans
• glass –wine and Champagne bottles.
All these materials sorted by cabin crew are then handled by the service provider Servair at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly and recycled in France or Europe.
Air France has already decided to eliminate the use of single-use plastic items (cups, cutlery, stirrers, etc.) on board its aircraft from the end of 2019, i.e. 1,300 fewer tonnes of plastic per year.
Lastly, to develop solutions for a sustainable aviation sector, Air France is committed on a daily basis to investing in research and innovation for credible alternatives.
With the Solar Impulse Foundation, Air France plans to accelerate the adoption of economically and environmentally viable solutions in the aviation sector. They will notably reduce the impact of carbon emissions, waste and noise. These economically feasible solutions, some of which could be used by Air France and which will all be made available to the aviation industry, will contribute to building a more sustainable world.