KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

For more than a century, KLM has been a pioneer in the airline industry. KLM is the oldest airline still operating under its original name and aims to be Europe’s leading network airline in terms of customer service, efficiency and sustainability. KLM’s network connects the Netherlands with the key economic regions all over the world and is a powerful engine driving the Dutch economy. In Spain, KLM offers flights to Amsterdam from 6 airports: Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Malaga and Valencia.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is part of the Air France-KLM group. It is also a member of the SkyTeam global alliance, which has 19 member airlines.

safe and responsible flights

KLM has taken all necessary measures to ensure maximum health and safety for its passengers and staff on the ground and on board. For example, KLM aircraft undergo extra cleaning. The air on board is completely renewed every 3 minutes thanks to a recycling system using H.E.P.A. (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters that remove 99.9% of particles and viruses. Thanks to this set of measures, the APEX assessment agency APEX awarded KLM the APEX World Class 2022 award, an exceptional recognition of achievements in areas such as safety, well-being and sustainability.

saf sustainable fuel

KLM’s path towards sustainable aviation includes a range of measures, each of which contributes to gradually reducing CO2 emissions. Measures include fleet renewal, operational improvements of various kinds and carbon offsets, but the biggest contribution will come with the replacement of fossil aviation fuels with Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). Make a direct impact with sustainable aviation fuel – KLM 

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As of this year KLM has started to integrate sustainable aviation fuel into flights departing from the Netherlands. This translates into the substitution of 0.5% to 1% of the total amount of fuel used annually. The Air France-KLM Group’s decarbonisation trajectory is to accelerate the incorporation of SAF as production increases, with a target of 5% by 2030 and up to 63% by 2050.

SAF included

From January 2022, the airline’s customers contribute to the cost of this effort to phase in sustainable aviation fuel. A supplement to pay for sustainable aviation fuel is included in every ticket sold by KLM for departures from Amsterdam. This supplement will depend on the distance, at 1 or 4 euros for Economy Class flights, and will be a fully transparent and visible contribution in the fare details to cover the SAF. In addition, customers who wish to do so can voluntarily contribute to the purchase of additional sustainable aviation fuel. 100 % of the SAF revenue received from ticket sales will be used directly, transparently and exclusively to purchase new SAF and promote SAF production globally.

Offsetting and reducing KLM's CO₂ emissions

KLM, as one of the largest players in the aviation industry, has a roadmap for CO₂ emissions reduction. By 2030 it expects to achieve a 15 % reduction in total carbon footprint (compared to 2005). This is just one step towards the goal that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has set itself for 2050: to achieve 0 net CO2 emissions by 2050″ 

KLM has also launched Fly Responsibly to raise awareness of the role of business, industry and passengers in the common goal of reducing CO₂ emissions and achieving a lower impact on the environment. In 2008 KLM began to collaborate with reforestation programs to contribute to the regeneration of the planet’s forest mass, called the CO2 impact programme’. With this sustainable option offered by KLM, the user makes a small contribution to the ‘CO2 impact programme’ by contributing to the reforestation of degraded areas. The funds are invested in projects aimed at the future offsetting of CO₂ emissions labelled as Global Goals in the Gold Standard certification that also promote local sustainable development. KLM has invested in planting 680 hectares of rainforest in Panama with contributions from passengers. To contribute to the projects, select CO2 when making a booking or via My Trip or when checking in. We can all contribute to the common goal of achieving a lower environmental impact!

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