Lufthansa Group joins First Movers Coalition

FRANKFURT – The Lufthansa Group is leading the way in transforming the aviation industry with the goal of making flying more sustainable. Today, the Lufthansa Group becomes the first European airline group to join the First Movers Coalition (FMC). FMC is a global initiative led by the World Economic Forum and the U.S. Department of State. Since its launch at COP26 in 2021, it has been bringing together countries and companies worldwide to jointly promote the development and deployment of sustainable technologies of the future.

By joining the First Movers Coalition, the Lufthansa Group commits itself to the use of state-of-the-art and innovative aviation fuel and propulsion technologies. It affirms its ambition to further advance the future of flying together with partners worldwide through innovation and technical know-how. In this context, the Lufthansa Group is committed to covering at least five percent of its fuel requirements with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) by 2030.

Christina Foerster, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said: “We are proud to be the first European airline group to join the First Movers Coalition. This underpins our commitment to drive the development, market introduction and use of SAF. SAF is a central element of our CO₂ reduction roadmap by 2030, which was validated by the independent Science Based Targets initiative.”

The Lufthansa Group has set itself ambitious climate protection goals and aims to achieve a neutral CO₂ balance by 2050. Already by 2030, the Lufthansa Group wants to halve its net CO₂ emissions compared to 2019 through reduction and compensation measures. The reduction roadmap until 2030 was validated by the independent Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in August 2022. The Lufthansa Group was the first airline group in Europe with a science-based CO₂ reduction target in line with the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

For effective climate protection, the Lufthansa Group is focusing in particular on accelerated fleet modernization, the use of SAF, the continuous optimization of flight operations, and offers for its private travelers and corporate customers to make a flight or the transport of cargo more sustainable. In addition, the Lufthansa Group has been actively supporting global climate and weather research for many years.