Emirates begins using SAF on flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport


Emirates announced that it has activated its fuel agreement with Neste to supply 2m gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands over the course of 2024.

Emirates agreement with Neste, announced in late 2023, is one of the largest SAF purchases for the airline to date.

Over the course of 2024, Neste will supply 2m gallons of blended SAF to Amsterdam Schiphol’s fuelling system. This blend will contain over 700,000 gallons of neat SAF, a significant step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Emirates’ flights.

The airline is also collaborating with Neste to introduce SAF at Singapore Changi Airport in the coming months.

“Collaborating with committed partners like Neste is one of the practical steps we are taking to reduce our emissions, and it’s an all-important milestone in our own sustainability journey as an airline. Strong partnerships like this, especially at major air transport hubs such as Amsterdam, lay the foundation for how we can work with partners and airports to increase access to and availability of SAF across our network,” said Adel Al Redha, deputy president and COO, Emirates.

Emirates has operated flights powered by SAF blends since 2017, including departures from Paris, Lyon, and Oslo. Additionally, they integrated SAF into Dubai Airport’s fuelling system in 2023.

The airline is also the first international carrier to join the UK’s Solent Cluster, a project aiming to create a large-scale SAF production plant that can produce up to 200,000 tonnes (200 kt) per year if operational by 2032.

Meanwhile, in the UAE, the airline is also working with the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority to develop UAE’s power-to-liquid (PtL) fuels roadmap in addition to contributing to the UAE’s National Sustainable Aviation Fuel Roadmap which aims to produce 700m litres of SAF in the Gulf state by 2030.

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