ITA Airways launches its Fly with SAF programme
- ITA Airways and DB Schenker join their forces to develop the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The program offers freight forwarders and shippers the possibility of supporting the purchase of SAF and thus reducing their CO2 emissions while shipping their goods, making customers choose their level of commitment.
- Sustainability is a pillar of ITA Airways business plan. The ambitious fleet renewal plan and the other initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions support ITA Airways’ challenging goal: to become the greenest airline in Europe in 2026, with 80% of new generation aircraft which, with 25% lower fuel consumption, allow a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.
- DB Schenker, sharing the goal of making an increasingly greener and more responsible aviation, is therefore joining ITA Airways’ FLY with SAF program, concretely participating in the procurement of SAF, supporting the higher cost of ecological fuel, compared to conventional fuel.
Rome, 3 May 2023 - ITA Airways and DB Schenker Italy have signed their first Fly with SAF agreement, launching the airline program, aiming at involving freight forwarders and shippers in the purchasing of SAF – Sustainable Aviation Fuel, thus contributing to achieve mutual objectives of CO2 emissions’ reduction.
Sustainability is a pillar of ITA Airways business plan, to be pursued, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by achieving ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) objectives and by contributing to the sustainable progress of civil aviation.
Contributing with concrete actions to the decarbonization of the environment is, in fact, a substantial commitment of ITA Airways’ "Sustainability Manifesto".
ITA Airways has developed the Fly with SAF program aimed at reducing the environmental impact of its flights. To this end, the increasingly consistent introduction of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in operational standards is essential.
SAF is a biofuel produced from waste materials of various origins and is capable to reduce CO2 emissions by around 80%.
The involvement of an ever-increasing number of players in the logistics chain in purchasing and procurement operations is progressively accelerating the use of this innovative fuel, which is currently more expensive and less available than conventional jet fuel.
DB Schenker, sharing the goal of making an increasingly greener and more responsible aviation, is therefore joining ITA Airways’ FLY with SAF program, concretely participating in the procurement of SAF, supporting the higher cost of ecological fuel, compared to conventional fuel.
This why DB Schenker Italy has decided to collaborate with ITA in the usage of SAF - Sustainable Logistic Fuel. This collaboration will be fundamental to the development of transportation for all customers, specifically the Fashion ones who require – more and more often – the use of green transports, in accordance with their own sustainability policies.