ANA Expands SAF Flight Initiative Services for Air Cargo

  • • ANA's SAF Flight Initiative is a program designed to reduce the carbon emission levels of participating companies and further promote decarbonization efforts across the entire value chain.
  • • The SAF Flight Initiative will expand its services and begin offering the program to corporations that use air cargo to transport and deliver products.

TOKYO, Sep. 4, 2023 - All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and 5-Star airline for 10 consecutive years, is launching a new service in its SAF Flight Initiative, a program dedicated to reducing CO2 emission levels through the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Through the new service, ANA will extend the SAF Flight Initiative offering to companies that use air cargo to transport and deliver products and provide a solution to visualize and reduce indirect CO2 emissions.

Launched in October 2021, the SAF Flight Initiative is one of ANA's efforts to work with leading partners across a range of industries by supporting efforts to reduce emissions in the value chain as well as expand the production and use of SAF. Under the current cargo program, the SAF Flight Initiative is offered to logistics and freight companies that have a direct business contract with ANA. The new service will enable companies that use air cargo to transport products based on their track record, including factors like weight, volume and distance of transportation.

"Our SAF Flight Initiative is a critical component of ANA's strategy to reduce carbon emissions in our own operations and be a catalyst for other businesses looking to become more sustainable," said Toshiaki Toyama, Chairman of ANA Cargo. "Global warming has become a business continuity risk far beyond our imagination. Against this backdrop, there is growing demand for more transparency and disclosure on climate-related information and measures throughout the value chain. ANA is committed to contributing to society, and expanding the SAF Flight Initiative to our air cargo partners will allow us to have an even broader impact on the reduction of global transportation emissions and serve as a positive example to our industry peers."

With the expansion of the SAF Flight Initiative to air cargo, ANA will continue to contribute to the realization of the environmental goals for participating companies and will promote the use of the SAF in cooperation with our partners.

How to Join Enter into corporate agreement with ANA
*Details on how to register will be available on ANA's SAF Flight Initiative website
Certificate Issuance of a CO2 reduction certificate verified by a third-party organization
Usage Substantially reduce CO2 emissions from employee business trips, etc. (Category 6 of Scope 3) Substantially reduce CO2 emissions from transportation and delivery of goods in the business value chain
(Categories 4, 9 of Scope 3)
Other benefits Listing of company name, corporate symbol, etc. as a SAF Flight Initiative partner
  • Contact:
    ANA Corporate Communications, TEL +81-3-6735-1111,

About ANA
Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD), established in 2013, is the largest airline group holding company in Japan including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.

ANA is a launch customer and the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, making ANA HD the biggest Dreamliner owner in the world. A member of Star Alliance since 1999, ANA has joint venture agreements with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines - giving it a truly global presence.

The airline's legacy of superior service has been recognized with SKYTRAX's 5-Star rating every year since 2013, with ANA being the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation for 10 consecutive years. ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times (2007, 2013 and 2018); it is one of only a select few airlines to win this prominent award multiple times.

In 2022, ANA received first place in the Global airline and Asia Pacific categories at the CIRIUM On-Time Performance Awards, marking the second consecutive year ANA was recognized as the most on-time airline in the world. ANA is the only company in the aviation industry to receive the Gold Class distinction from the 2022 S&P Global Sustainability Awards and ANA HD has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the sixth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the seventh consecutive year.

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