Multinational airline company International Airlines Group (IAG) has made a commitment to fly 10% of its fleet with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030, the company announced on 22 April.

The group said it would purchase 1M tonnes/year of SAF in a bit to cut its annual emissions by 2M tonnes by 2030.

IAG also said it would be working with its suppliers to enable them to commit to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 for the products and services they provide to the company.

“It’s clearly challenging to transition to a low carbon business model but, despite the current pandemic, we remain resolute in our climate commitments,” IAG chief executive Luis Gallego said.

IAG is investing US$400M in the development of sustainable aviation fuel in the next 20 years.

The group is partnering with SAF developers, LanzaJet and Velocys.

Plans also include a household waste-to-jet fuel plant in the UK, due to start operations in 2025.

IAG is the parent company of British Airways (BA) and the group said BA would also be using SAF from LanzaJet’s US plant to fuel some of its flights from late 2022.