Singapore Airlines Group sets 5% SAF target for 2030


Singapore Airlines Group, parent company of Singapore Airlines and Scoot, has announced a target of replacing 5% of its total fuel purchases with sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) by 2030.

Discussions with fuel suppliers are ongoing, the group said in a statement.

“This is an important milestone in the SIA Group’s sustainability journey,” said Goh Choon Phong, CEO, Singapore Airlines. “The greater use of sustainable fuels will be a key lever in our decarbonisation strategy, which includes our continued investment in new generation aircraft and greater operational efficiencies.”

“Deeper collaboration with partners and stakeholders, both in Singapore and around the world, is needed for all of us to meet our collective sustainability targets,” Phong added.

In September 2023, SIA, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), and GenZero1 concluded a 20-month SAF pilot. Under the pilot, 1,000 tonnes of neat SAF were imported, blended in Singapore, and uplifted via Changi Airport’s fuel hydrant system on SIA and Scoot flights. An equivalent 1,000 SAF credits were generated through the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Book & Claim System.

The announcement comes on the heels of the Association of Pacific Airlines (AAPA) pledge to utilise 5% SAF by 2030. Singapore Airlines is a member of AAPA and co-signatory of the AAPA pledge.

Singapore Airlines has a long history of commitment to sustainability. In 2017, in partnership with CAAS, SIA operated 12 green package flights from San Francisco to Singapore that incorporated the use of SAF, fuel-efficient aircraft, and optimised flight operations.

In 2020, SIA also partnered with Stockholm’s Swedavia Airport to deploy a blend of jet fuel and SAF through the airport’s fuel hydrant system on SIA flights between Stockholm and Moscow.