France’s Amelia enters offtake agreement with Neste
French airline Amelia announced that it has entered in a partnership with Neste to ensure supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands.
“The use of SAF is a major pillar of Amelia’s decarbonization strategy, complementing the company’s other development axes. Its use before the upcoming regulation embodies Amelia’s willingness and commitment to accelerate towards a more sustainable regional aviation,” said Adrien Chabot, head of innovation & sustainability, Amelia.
With this agreement, the airline aims to achieve nearly 5% SAF usage in its operations starting January 1st, 2024. The first route will be the regular service connecting Amsterdam to Strasbourg.
It’s one of the three scheduled services by the airline, along with Paris-Orly/Rodez and Paris-Orly/Brive.
Since the beginning of the year, Amelia has already been offering its private and charter clients the option to choose SAF supply whenever available.
“Decarbonising aviation is more important than ever, and we are proud to support Amelia in reducing their environmental footprint. Using Neste My Sustainable Aviation Fuel for all flights departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol enables Amelia to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions of its operations and we look forward to continue working together,” said Alexander Kueper, head of renewable aviation business, Neste.
“We are delighted about this new partnership with Neste. Their solution is a perfect fit with our Embraer and Airbus fleet, which can already fly on up to 50% SAF. We are looking forward to further expanding our use of sustainable fuels and carry on our path to lower carbon emissions” added Alain Regourd, CEO, Amelia.