French airline Air France has teamed up with global energy company TotalEnergies to operate a flight from Paris to Nice using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), TotalEnergies announced on 1 October.
Air France Flight 6235 took off from Orly Airport in Paris after being loaded with 30% SAF produced by TotalEnergies’ French plants, according to the statement.
The biofuel used for the flight to Nice Côte d’Azur airport was produced from used cooking oil (UCO) at TotalEnergies’ biorefinery in the Bouches-du-Rhône region and its plant at Oudalle in the Seine-Maritime region.
“By acting directly on the carbon intensity of the energy products used by our customers, we are pursuing our strategy of building a multi-energy company with the ambition to get to net zero by 2050,” TotalEnergies marketing and services president Alexis Vovk said.
Global energy company TotalEnergies is active in more than 130 countries and produces and markets oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity.
Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia make up the Air France-KLM Group.