Sustainable aviation fuel

Sustainable aviation fuel

Air France is strongly involved in the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which on average can lower CO₂ emissions by 80% (throughout its lifetime) compared to traditional fossil fuel.


Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is a clean substitute for fossil kerosene. This fuel is made from sustainable resources like waste oils from biological origin, such as used cooking oil. This means the fuel is cleaner, reduces emissions, and has a very low fine-particle emission, which is important for air quality. We can blend SAF with conventional fuel, meeting the same specifications as fossil kerosene.

Airbus A350

In 2022, French law requires fuel suppliers to include a minimum of 1% SAF in their jet fuel sales in France. Air France aims to gradually increase the regulatory share of SAF on its flights with the objective of achieving at least 10% SAF worldwide by 2030.

Pilot in cockpit

Air France is involving its customers in this process by: - systematically contributing to the cost of SAF with the purchase of each ticket departing from France - proposing environmentally-friendly flight options to support the development of sustainable aviation fuels  Over the long term, these actions can help make SAFs more widely available and reduce CO₂ emissions in the airline industry.