Air France is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the environment, using its Toulouse - Paris-Orly route as an innovation showcase of sustainable development called Lab'line for the future.
Until September 2015, Air France will use this route to present its projects and achievements focused on the challenges of sustainable development. Customers will be able to attend regular events in partnership with the DGAC, Safran-Snecma and Total-Amyris, but also Aéroport de Toulouse Blagnac, Airbus, BETC, Coca Cola Entreprise, EDF, HERTZ, Orange, Région Midi-Pyrénées, Thalès, Veolia and Zodiac Aerospace.
First event: biofuels
On 21 October 2014, on the occasion of the launch of the Lab'line for the future project, Air France is operating a series of flights powered by biofuels (10% added to standard kerosene) on the Toulouse - Paris-Orly route. Until September 2015, one flight per week will be powered by biofuels on this route.
The Company hopes that through this initiative, public bodies will be made aware of the need to
develop an "aviation biofuels" industry in France.
Follow the event live on Twitter with the hashtag #LabLine.
Airbus A321 - Schedule for the first biofuel-powered flight
AF 6129: Departs Toulouse at 15.45 and arrives at Paris-Orly at 17.05
"By involving itself in research and implementing innovations such as biofuels, Air France aims to reduce the carbon footprint of its flights and to build more sustainable, more responsible and more environmentally friendly air travel," said Frédéric Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France
Air France-KLM, a sustainable development leader
In September 2014, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the main international index evaluating companies on their performance in terms of sustainable development, ranked Air France-KLM leader of the "airline" category for the tenth consecutive year.
In addition, Air France-KLM was ranked leader of the broader "transport" sector - which covers air, rail, sea and road transport and airport operations - for the sixth year running.
Air France-KLM is thus one of the world's 24 most responsible companies, each operating in its own sector.