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ITA Airways launches its "Fly with SAF" program

Signing its first agreement with DB Schenker Italy

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". 

The carrier 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.

It 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.

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