Sweden’s Västflyg becomes first airline to use SAF on all routes
Sweden’s Västflyg will become the first airline to use blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on all its scheduled routes.
“The aviation industry is a necessary part of a well-functioning society but according to all calculations, air travel is expected to double in the next 15 years. This means that also aviation-related emissions will increase,” says Anna Petre, CEO of Västflyg. “By using a high blend of SAF, we will immediately reduce our GHG emissions for all flights.”
Neste will supply the SAF to Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport in the southwest of Sweden. It will be used as a 30-40% blend with conventional jet fuel from the end of this month.
“With our investment into SAF, we wish to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable aviation industry. Together with Västflyg and Neste, we want to inspire and pave the way for a more sustainable future for the aviation industry,” said Anna Råhnängen, airport manager at Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport.
Västflyg flues between Trollhättan and Bromma as well as Trollhättan and Visby in Sweden. It also flies charter flights from Trollhättan.
“Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport and Västflyg have taken a big and important step to use blended SAF to refuel aircraft for all departures. It shows their commitment to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of air travel and sets an example for other airports and airlines across the world to follow,” says Alexander Kueper, vice president EMEA, renewable aviation, Neste.