A Sustainable Future

There’s strength in togetherness. That’s why our member airlines are working side-by-side to share knowledge and best practices to reduce air travel’s impact on the environment. We’re passionate about doing more to reduce our carbon emissions and protect the world we connect.


Aiming High

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) provide a blueprint for a better future for everyone. SkyTeam and its members are basing their efforts on seven of the UNSDGs that we have selected to guide our mission to reduce our impact.

The Sustainable Flight Challenge

It’s time to reshape our industry’s future. That's why The Sustainable Flight Challenge is harnessing the power of friendly competition to drive the changes needed to reduce our industry’s footprint. Launched in May 2022, this first-ever initiative saw 16 participating airlines collectively find new ways to reduce CO2 emissions, while generating hundreds of innovative solutions to share across the alliance.

The Sustainable Flight Challenge will run annually, bringing SkyTeam members and industry partners together to help make air travel more sustainable at every step.

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Sustainability initiatives by SkyTeam members

Below you will find links to each member’s website where you can learn about their sustainability initiatives and commitment to creating a more sustainable future for aviation.

Sustainability in Action

SkyTeam members are committed to making changes and investments to help them fly more sustainably. Here are some of latest stories about the work they are doing to reshape the future of air travel.  

Tugs, tractors and belt loaders nearly all electric at two Delta hubs

Delta to launch innovation lab to accelerate the more sustainable future of flight

First 100% SAF engine test in Amsterdam: a step towards sustainable flying

ITA Airways launches new carbon program in collaboration with CHOOOSE

Virgin Atlantic to operate historic net zero transatlantic flight

KLM Group’s CO2 emission reduction targets for 2030 approved by SBTi

Air France-KLM announces two long-term purchase agreements for SAF

Delta’s latest climate collaboration tackles warming contrails with MIT

Korean Air to use Shell’s sustainable aviation fuel from 2026

SAUDIA to become the 1st airline to participate in MENA Voluntary Carbon Market

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines brings targets further in line with UN Paris Climate Agreement by also committing to Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Delta’s deal with Gevo pushes SAF goal forward

Air France launches its "Air France ACT", programme presenting its new CO2 emissions reduction strategy | Air France - Corporate

Korean Air to participate in hydrogen fuel infrastructure development

China Airlines Awarded “Silver Class” in the 2022 Sustainability Yearbook and Named No.2 Airline in the World for the Second Year R

KLM further expands approach for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Delta invests in TPG Rise Climate to accelerate innovative climate solutions