In December, KLM purchased sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, produced by Neste from used cooking oil. The company says the new fuel will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil kerosene. This is the first time the fuel will be supplied using the existing infrastructure at Schiphol. Furthermore, Neste is joining KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme, and in doing so, the firm will reduce the CO2 emissions of its own business travel on KLM flights by 100%.
“Using sustainable aviation fuel is currently one of the most effective ways to reduce CO2 emissions in the airline industry. Owing largely to the companies taking part in the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme, we have been able to make this purchase for the Dutch market, giving a further impulse to the consistent production of SAF,” said KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers.