Climate change


Aviation: CO2 neutral growth from 2020

Air France-KLM supports the International Air Transport Association (IATA) commitment to reduce CO2 emissions related to air transport:

  • 1.5% average annual fuel efficiency improvement until 2020
  • Carbon neutral growth from 2020 onwards
  • A reduction in net aviation CO2 emissions of 50% by 2050, relative to 2005 levels

CO2 emissions mitigation measures

With its Climate Action Plan, Air France-KLM mitigates impacts on climate change with a 6 points strategy:

  1. Pursuing fleet modernization and contributing to aeronautical research
  2. Involving staff and external stakeholders on ambitious action plans to reduce gas emissions from flight operations and ground activities 
  3. Stimulating the use of sustainable aviation biofuels and being involved in research for renewable energy
  4. Supporting environmental protection programs led by NGOs
  5. Providing customers with information on their travel-related CO2 emissions and the opportunity to offset these
  6. Supporting efforts towards achieving a global climate agreement, with a fair contribution for aviation

Climate change adaptation measures

Impacts of climate change, including more extreme weather events, pose potential risks to flight operations.
Due to the Group’s large network and diverse fleet composition, Air France and KLM are already accustomed to operating under different weather conditions and are relatively flexible in adapting flight schedules when necessary. Nevertheless, the Group regularly conducts comprehensive risk analyses to improve and optimize existing policies.
Air France and KLM have developed special programs in which employees are trained to manage emergency situations. Both airlines work together with airports to ensure safe operational and passenger handling conditions