Swedavia committed to SAF incentive programme

Swedish airport operator, Swedavia, today announced that its investment in sustainable aviation will continue through its SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) incentive programme.

The initiative offers discounts and reimburses airlines up to 50% of the premium cost for refuelling with environmentally friendly renewable aviation fuel.

This year is the fifth in a row that Swedavia has offered the incentive programme, with the programme run with a pot of SEK40 million for the second year in succession – double the funds of 2022.

Including this year, a total of more than SEK100 million will have been invested and paid out within the incentive programme since it was started in 2020.

Several airlines, such as SAS and Aegean, and the transport and logistics company DHL, signed agreements with Swedavia to participate in the incentive programme for sustainable aviation for 2023.

“Various aviation actors are helping to accelerate the transition work. We can see this not least through increased interest in the SAF incentive programme, where Swedavia offers discounts to airlines that choose to refuel with renewable aviation fuel,” said Charlotte Ljunggren, director of marketing and commercial development at Swedavia.

“At Swedavia, we are also seeing an increased ambition among our partners as the industry continues to reset and invest in new initiatives in the wake of the pandemic.

“The ongoing recovery in air travel is taking place in parallel with the continued ambitious transition work, and Swedavia is raising its level of ambition further by doubling the pot in the programme for the second year in a row.

“Reducing dependence on fossil fuels is an important part of the transition, and the incentive programme is an important piece of the puzzle.”

Swedavia’s aim is for air travel of the future to be sustainable, and the company became completely fossil-free in our own operations in 2020. `

Fossil-free HVO100 diesel is now being used at our airports. In order to provide an incentive that will help airlines in their own transition efforts, Swedavia has offered the SAF incentive discount programme since 2020 to promote sustainable refuelling.

By purchasing sustainable aviation fuel through the incentive programme, airlines and other aviation operators can reduce their climate footprint and contribute to the much needed climate transition in the aviation industry.

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