Swedavia and partners buy 210 tonnes of the fuel in order to make corporate travel greener
Demonstrating its commitment to a greener aviation future, Air bp has delivered 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden.
The fuel, delivered to the Swedish airport operator Swedavia as well as its partners SOS Alarm, Systembolaget and 2030 Secretariat, is central to a joint initiative in which the group of companies will reduce carbon emissions that result from their corporate business travel.
The huge order of fuel was produced by Neste, one of the biggest manufacturers of renewable fuels made from waste. Compared to normal jet fuel, it can reduce carbon emissions by up to 80 per cent.
“Swedavia share in our ambition to create a sustainable aviation industry,” said Martin Thomsen, CEO of Air bp. “Through collaborations such as this, we are once again demonstrating what can be achieved when we all work together towards a lower carbon industry.”
Jonas Abrahamsson, president and CEO of Swedavia, echoed Thomsen’s sentiments. “Both Swedavia and the aviation industry have been strongly affected by the COVID pandemic,” he added. “Despite current challenges, our efforts to reduce the climate change impact in the industry must continue and be prioritized. Now is the opportunity to show our commitment to our climate ambitions which remain intact and to the Swedish aviation industry’s overall goal of all Swedish domestic flights being fossil-free in 2030 and all flights in 2045.”
Air bp and Swedavia’s dual commitment to reducing emissions from corporate travel began in June 2019, when Air bp supplied sustainable aviation fuel to five Swedish airports. Air bp has supplied the fuel since 2010, delivering it to over 25 customers and 16 airports around the world.