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Neste puts SAF into Swedish refuelling
From the end of June, all aircraft refuelling at Trollhättan-Vänersborg airport in Sweden will take on a SAF blend from Neste. It claims to be the world's first airport to use SAF on all flights.
A Västflyg aircraft at the Trollhättan-Vänersborg airport. Source: Västflyg.

Trollhattan-Vanersborg Airport, in the southwestern part of Sweden, will be the first airport in the world to offer only blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all aircraft refuelling at the airport, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions of departing flights. Neste will supply its Neste MY SAF to the airport in a 30-40 per cent blend with conventional jet fuel, and the airport will make it available for refuelling by the end of June.

Västflyg, a Swedish commercial airline, will be the first airline powering all its flights with this SAF blend for regular routes including those between Trollhättan and Bromma as well as Trollhättan and Visby in Sweden, and all its charter flights from Trollhättan.

“With our investment into SAF, we wish to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable aviation industry. Together with Västflyg and Neste, we want to inspire and pave the way for a more sustainable future for the aviation industry,” says airport manager Anna Råhnängen.

“The aviation industry is a necessary part of a well-functioning society but according to all calculations, air travel is expected to double in the next 15 years. This means that also aviation-related emissions will increase,” explains Västflyg CEO Anna Petre. “By using a high blend of SAF, we will immediately reduce our greenhouse gas emissions for all flights.”

“SAF is widely recognised as a key lever to reach aviation's emission reduction goals. Trollhattan-Vanersborg Airport and Västflyg have taken a big and important step to use blended SAF to refuel aircraft for all departures. It shows their commitment to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of air travel and sets an example for other airports and airlines across the world to follow,” says Alexander Kueper, vice president EMEA from the renewable aviation business unit at Neste.

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