EASA Hosts Inaugural EU Aviation Fuel Stakeholders Forum

(IN SHORT) The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) convened the first EU Aviation Fuel Stakeholders Forum on April 18-19, 2024, aiming to establish a network of European fuel stakeholders to enhance collaboration and address environmental challenges in aviation. One of the main goals is to explore the feasibility of reducing the aromatics and sulphur… Read the full press release

Cathay Airways Sets Aggressive Carbon Intensity Target for 2030, Further Committing to Net-Zero Goal

The airline further strengthens its commitment to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) with 10% usage pledge for employee duty travel starting from 2024 (IN SHORT) Cathay Airways reinforces its commitment to sustainability by announcing a new target to reduce its carbon intensity by 12% from 2019 levels by 2030, aligning with its ambition to achieve net-zero… Read the full press release

Emirates Joins The Solent Cluster in Pioneering Effort to Reduce CO2 Emissions in UK’s South Coast

(IN SHORT) Emirates has made history by becoming the first international airline to become a member of The Solent Cluster, a UK-based initiative aimed at promoting low-carbon investments and reducing CO2 emissions in the South Coast of England. The Solent Cluster is a collaborative effort involving international organizations, manufacturers, businesses, academic institutions, and more. Emirates… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Co-Initiates the Hong Kong Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition (HKSAFC) to Drive SAF Adoption

Collaborating with like-minded organisations to further promote the development and use of SAF in Hong Kong (IN SHORT) Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to decarbonizing the aviation industry by co-initiating the Hong Kong Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition (HKSAFC) along with the Business Environment Council (BEC) and 13 other founding partners from the sustainable aviation fuel… Read the full press release

Skellefteå City Airport Joins SAS Corporate Sustainability Program for Fossil-Free Business Travel

(IN SHORT) Skellefteå City Airport in Sweden has become the first individual airport in the country to participate in the SAS Corporate Sustainability Program. Under this initiative, the airport will exclusively use environmentally friendly aviation fuel for all its business trips with SAS during 2023/2024. The aim is to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation… Read the full press release

SAS Launches Biofuel-Enabled Tickets on Domestic and European Flights to Lower Carbon Footprint

Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — On April 3, SAS launches two ticket types that include biofuel. These will be available on all SAS domestic, Scandinavian and European flights. SAS aims to use fossil-free aviation fuel equivalent of all our domestic flights by 2030, a journey we make together with our passengers. We… Read the full press release

Iberia and Repsol team up to offer sustainable aviation fuel to corporate clients for decarbonized business trips

According to IATA, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) allows to reduce the C02 emissions up to 80% throughout their entire life cycle They are produced from waste (biofuels) and from the capture of C02 (e-fuels), thus promoting a circular economy and technological development Iberia and Repsol have been working on the production of these fuels, a… Read the full press release

Emirates Soars to New Heights with First 100% SAF Powered Flight on Boeing 777-300ER

Conducted in partnership with GE Aerospace, Boeing, Honeywell, Neste and Virent First demonstration flight in Middle East and North Africa to be powered by 100% SAF in one of two engines DUBAI, UAE, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has operated its first milestone demonstration flight on a Boeing 777-300ER, powering one of its… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group & VARO Partner for a Greener Future with Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Deal

Energy company VARO could supply large quantities of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to the Lufthansa Group from as early as 2026 Cooperation to include innovative processes for the production of biogenic hydrogen Sustainable Aviation Fuels are essential for ecological transformation Cologne, Germany, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group and the energy company… Read the full press release

British Airways Partnering with Travel Places to Offer Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Business Travel

London, UK, 2023-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Group business travel specialists, Travel Places, is launching a new sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) fund, providing a unique opportunity for its clients to address the carbon footprint from their business travel. Travel Places works with sporting governing bodies, world-class athletes, international musicians, and production companies from the… Read the full press release

Swedavia Promotes Climate-Friendly Business Travel with Annual SAF Tender: Invites More Organizations to Participate in 2023

Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The airport operator Swedavia continues to contribute to the aviation industry’s climate transition through the annual public tender of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that Swedavia organizes with the aim of promoting sustainable business travel. The public tender makes it possible for Swedavia but also for other companies… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways Partners with ITOCHU Corporation and Raven SR Inc. for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production and Procurement

MOU calls for production of SAF by Raven SR utilizing local waste in US and Europe markets. Following the procurement agreement with Neste signed in 2020, ANA and ITOCHU will cooperate in establishing a supply chain for utilizing SAF produced by Raven SR. Tokyo, Japan, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA),… Read the full press release

JAL Group Partners with Raven SR Inc and ITOCHU to Achieve Net Zero Emission by 2050 through Sustainable Aviation Fuel Procurement

JAL will uplift SAF in US West Coast from 2025 Tokyo, Japan, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — JAL Group is working toward our goal to achieve net zero emission by 2050, as means of upgrading to fuel-efficient aircraft, improving flight operations, and utilizing SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel). Now, JAL has concluded a MOU (Memorandum… Read the full press release

British Airways offers customers more sustainable travel choices with the introduction of new CO2llaborate programme in partnership with climate tech company CHOOOSE

Customers can calculate their estimated impact on the environment and choose to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to reduce their emissions, or purchase carbon offsets from certified climate projects British Airways’ corporate customers can now access a dedicated climate programme for companies to measure, reduce and manage the carbon emissions associated with business flying New… Read the full press release

Air France-KLM announces long-term purchase agreements with SAF providers Neste and DG Fuels

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Air France-KLM today (25 October 2022) announced two major, long-term purchase agreements for a total of 1.6 million tonnes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The agreements are binding and will apply for several years in partnership with SAF providers Neste and DG Fuels. This marks an important step… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Aemetis sign SAF Offtake Agreement with Aemetis

Marking another step towards meeting the airline’s 10% SAF usage target by 2030 Hong Kong, China, 2022-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific announced today (September 20, 2022) the signing of an offtake agreement with Aemetis for the supply of 38 million US gallons of blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to be delivered over… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group and OMV sign MoU for the supply of more than 800,000 tons of SAF

Memorandum of Understanding to supply more than 800,000 tons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for the years 2023-2030 Cooperation to include new locations and new SAF production technologies OMV is already supplying SAF at Vienna International Airport to Austrian Airlines Cologne, Germany, 2022-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group and the global energy… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport applauds Southwest Airlines for introducing SAF at OAK

OAK is now the third commercial airport in the U.S. to have SAF incorporated in the daily operations of a major airline Oakland, Calif., 2022-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — This month marks the first time that sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be used in the operations of Southwest Airlines® at Oakland International Airport (OAK)…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to expand awareness on opportunities to improve sustainability of business travel through use of SAF

Launch builds on 2020 program which marked first-in-the-US agreement with corporate partners to reduce business travel emissions through sustainable aviation fuels. SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is taking the next step in advancing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of Alaska’s Ever Green program for improvements in environmental sustainability. Today… Read the full press release

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo transports Dutch Brunel Solar Team’s car to South Africa for the Sasol Solar Challenge using SAF

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Last night, Saturday 6 August, the Nuna 11s – the car that the Dutch Brunel Solar Team will drive in South Africa’s Sasol Solar Challenge – departed Schiphol Airport for Johannesburg on a Boeing 747 freighter operated by Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP), the team’s logistics… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces its Pathway to Net Zero decarbonisation strategy

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2022-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair today (21 Mar) announced its decarbonisation strategy – Pathway to Net Zero. Developed to reduce its carbon emissions and the impact of its operations on the environment, this strategy outlines four core strategic pillars underpinning the airline’s ambitious goal of net carbon zero by 2050: 34% decarbonisation through… Read the full press release

Boeing announces sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement with EPIC Fuels

EPIC Fuels to supply fuel blend with SAF component made from inedible agricultural waste for production, test, Dreamlifter and delivery flights Largest SAF purchase to date demonstrates Boeing commitment to SAF as most immediate way to decarbonize aviation SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] today ( Feb. 7, 2022) announced a supply… Read the full press release

KLM adds Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for flights departing from Amsterdam

From today, KLM will add sustainable aviation fuel to all flights departing from Amsterdam From January 13, customers can choose to purchase an additional amount of sustainable fuel when booking  KLM has already signed agreements with various partners and SAF suppliers  Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Jan-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (10 January 2022), KLM will… Read the full press release

Qantas to purchase 10 million litres of SAF in 2022 from bp

Sydney, Australia, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas will purchase blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from next month, helping to reduce its carbon emissions by around 10 per cent for its flights from London. It is the first time an Australian airline will purchase SAF on an ongoing basis for regular scheduled services. The… Read the full press release

British Airways to power its flights with SAF produced for the first time in the UK

British Airways and Phillips 66 Limited have signed a multi-year sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) supply agreement Sustainable aviation fuel produced at the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery in North Lincolnshire will help power a number of the airline’s flights from early 2022   The Phillips 66 Humber Refinery will be the first to produce SAF at… Read the full press release

SFO welcomes oneworld® Alliance announcement to purchase 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

Announcement includes usage by Alaska, American Airlines, British Airways SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) applauded the announcement by the oneworld® Alliance of 14 airlines to purchase more than 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from renewable fuels company Aemetis for operations at… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines partners with Velocys Renewables for 219 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

Volume sufficient to produce more than half a billion gallons of blended net zero fuel, enabled by sustainable aviation fuel with the lowest carbon intensity announced to date Dallas, Texas, 2021-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Nov 10, 2021) announced a 15-year offtake agreement with Velocys Renewables LLC (“Velocys”) for… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport to have a direct feed of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) thru partnership with Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited UK

The transport of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) direct from production plant to Manchester Airport via existing pipeline will be a first for the UK Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited UK is developing a new SAF refinery at Stanlow called Fulcrum NorthPoint The SAF development could create 100s of green jobs in the North West during its construction… Read the full press release

COP26: first ever passenger flight of British Airways powered directly by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) happened between London Heathrow and Glasgow Airport

British Airways teamed up with NATS, Heathrow, Glasgow Airport, Airbus and bp to demonstrate how the industry is moving towards a Perfect Flight Carbon neutral flight from London to Glasgow replicated a journey made 11 years ago, to show how new technology and more efficient operations are helping aviation decarbonise Airline’s new sustainability liveried Airbus… Read the full press release

KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme renamed the KLM Corporate SAF Programme

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2021-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme has been renamed the KLM Corporate SAF Programme. SAF stands for Sustainable Aviation Fuel. KLM has opted for this new name to make it clear that the fuel it buys is manufactured sustainably, using raw materials that do not cause deforestation, impede food… Read the full press release