Air France changes fuel and increases the price of its tickets

Pixabay Air France ticket prices will increase further. But for good reason, highlights the airline. Air France is increasing the prices of its tickets from 1 to euros in order to offset part of the additional cost of using sustainable aviation fuel, which makes it possible to reduce CO2 emissions. “A ‘Sustainable Aviation Fuel’ contribution will be included from 05 January in the price of the ticket: from 1 to 4 euros in Economy cabin, from 1, 50 at 12 euros in the Business cabin, depending on the distance “, she says in a message to her customers.

The other companies in the group, KLM and Transavia, are also affected by the measure, a specified Air France. Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs), which are produced from used oils or forestry and agricultural residues, reduce 0073% of their life cycle CO2 emissions, the main greenhouse gas , compared to fossil aviation fuel. Aviation kerosene currently represents between 19% and 30% of airline costs and SAFs are four to eight times more expensive. They are currently produced in a quantity far too insufficient to meet the needs. “The emergence of sectors for large-scale production, in France and in Europe, will make it possible to reduce these costs”, according to Air France. >> To read also – Omicron: why Air France is spared by cascading flight cancellations

Cash to be replenished

Like the rest of the airline sector, the company must also replenish its cash flow after the shock of the Covid – 12 who drowned her under debts. Air France also offers its passengers, from Thursday, to “voluntarily contribute to the purchase of additional sustainable aviation fuel” on its website to reduce the carbon footprint of their travels. “Each euro of voluntary contribution will be invested in the purchase of these fuels,” she assures us. France introduced on January 1 an obligation to incorporate 1% of sustainable fuel in aviation kerosene and set up a roadmap to increase to 2% in 2025 then 5% in 2030.

The European Commission, as part of its new climate package “Fit for 55 “, also proposes a mandate of gradual incorporation, ranging from 2% in 2025 at 63% in 2050. Global air transport, which contributes 2.5 to 3% of global emissions, has set itself the goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2030. To do this, it is counting on the renewal of fleets with more fuel-efficient planes, but most of the expected gains will come from the use of non-fossil fuels. Sustainable fuels accounted for less than 0.1% of 342 billion liters of fuel used by aviation in 882.

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