By joining, Airflo and Tiger Freight will reduce the carbon emissions that they produce shipping flowers and perishables.
This partnership will make it possible to use SAF on AFKLMP Cargo flights from Kenya and Zimbabwe carrying Airflo’s and Tiger Freight’s fresh agricultural and horticultural products.
At this year’s International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) in the Netherlands, GertJan Roelands, senior vice president sales & distribution Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, invited the CEO of Airflo and Tiger Freight, Andrew Pattenden, to sign an agreement that includes a fixed annual investment from Airflo and Tiger Freight.
Roelands said: “I would like to welcome Airflo and Tiger to our SAF programme and to compliment them on taking this step forward in further reducing their carbon footprint for airfreight. So far we have welcomed 26 partners to our SAF programme this year.”
“We have seen an uptick in interest and a rapidly growing demand for SAF in recent months.” Pier Luigi Vigada, director eastern & southern Africa at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo added: “Committing to a Sustainable Aviation Fuel programme means understanding the concept, sharing the values and involving our customers.
Andy Pattenden, CEO of the Airflo and Tiger Freight businesses, said: “It’s critically important for us at Airflo and Tiger, that we work with all stakeholders in our industry to bring about a more sustainable future. Given that AFKLMP Cargo provides the cornerstone to our freighter programmes from both Kenya and Zimbabwe, their industry leading SAF programme is the ideal platform for us to support.
“Our participation in the AFKLMP SAF programme will go a long way in supporting those sustainability initiatives that we are building with our customers, amongst my colleagues and across our businesses."
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