AirFrance KLM Challenge 2

Air France–KLM is looking for sustainable and profitable solutions to reduce our environmental footprint while enriching the travel experience in Africa.

Challenge is closed


Air France’s global business brings people, economies and cultures together, and drives economic growth and social progress. We assume our responsibilities and take action to reconcile growth with environmental protection, social value and local development at our hubs and destinations. Therefore, we integrate Corporate Social Responsibility in our business and operations.

On the ground as well as in the air, Air France is committed to limiting the environmental impact of its activities by improving its operations and processes, partnering and innovating in the supply chain and by mobilizing its staff and the industry. Regarding biodiversity preservation, Air France signed the Buckingham Palace Declaration in June 2017 to fight against illegal wildlife trade. Africa is a major biodiversity’s reservoir to protect.

Together with our suppliers and partners, Air France aims to take sustainability into account to create memorable experiences for our customers.

In Africa as well as in all our destinations, we support projects that contribute to future generations and local communities, and create new business opportunities.



For the African destinations of the Air France-KLM’s Group, we’re searching for:

>> Sustainable and profitable solutions to reduce our environmental footprint (waste, water, energy, alternative fuel…), and also possibly in the airport lounges; 

>> Innovative products or personalized services for a sustainable customer experience off-board;

>> Projects helping to preserve wildlife & biodiversity, with a positive impacts on local communities.

About Air France - KLM

Air France is a leading global player in its three main areas of activity: passenger transport, cargo transport and aircraft maintenance. From its hubs at Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airports, the airline operates flights to more than 320 destinations in 118 countries, and several hundred transatlantic flights every day through its SkyTeam global alliance. Air France recently launched its new lower-cost subsidiary called Joon, an innovation laboratory, that is specifically targeting well-travelled forever young customers. Joon is 459 flights per week in total with 8 mid-haul destinations and 5 long-haul destinations for this summer which are operated by Airbus A320 / A321 and Airbus A340.



*For the winner*

Proof of concept 

or supplier contract with Air France - KLM


*For the three selected startups*

Pitching workshops

Pitch in the Arena at the event 

Privileged contact with investors & VCs


*For the three selected startups*

FREE VIP entrance to the event

FREE flight ticket to Cape Town 

FREE accommodation in Cape Town

Selection Criteria


For this challenge we will consider only:

Startups from Africa


Required format:

Short video with 2 topics: Startup presentation / How do you solve the problem? (mpg, mpeg, mp4, mov) - MAX 50 Megabytes  
You can also share us a “Wetransfer” link or a Youtube video

Deck pitch: 8 slides max (ppt, pdf) - MAX 50 Megabytes