purchases 650 tonnes of SAF from Shell


Jet2 announced that it has purchased around 650 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Shell to be used at London Stansted Airport during 2024.

Earlier in March, Jet2 announced plans to use around 350 tonnes of SAF from Shell to be used at Bristol Airport in 2024. So far, during 2024, has purchased approximately 1,000 tonnes of SAF.

The airline has made an equity investment into a SAF plant currently being developed by Fulcrum BioEnergy Ltd. The airline has an offtake agreement with the producer to buy up to 200m litres of SAF once the waste-to-fuels facility becomes operational.

“Today’s announcement, in addition to our investment into a new SAF plant in the North West of England, shows how committed we are to SAF and how much we believe in unlocking its huge potential. Unfortunately, there is still some way to go and without more supplies of UK SAF and greater support to incentivise its uptake and reduce its cost, our industry and UK holidaymakers are at a disadvantage,” said Steve Heapy, CEO, and Jet2holidays.

However, Heapy also highlighted the lack of progress on SAF in the United Kingdom calling on the government to implement the price revenue mechanism earlier than the current timeline of 2026.

He said this will instil confidence in investors to build SAF plants in the UK so that airline needs for SAF can be met.