The airport will purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all its business trips with SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) during 2023/2024.
The most important factor in reducing emissions in the aviation sector is to replace fossil fuels (kerosene) with sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). The SAS Corporate Sustainability Program is an initiative designed to meet customer demand for sustainable aviation fuels, which will reduce the climate impact of air travel and air freight.
“If more companies purchase biofuel for their business trips, it will increase demand and, in turn, accelerate the production and usage of biofuels. Skellefteå Airport is already actively engaged in the aviation industry's climate transition, so it is natural for us that the employees should fly fossil-free when travel by air. By flying with 100% biofuel on all our business trips with SAS 2023-2024, all fossil aviation fuel is replaced with sustainable aviation fuel. We want to show how easy it is for a company to join and be part of Sweden's green transition,” said Robert Lindberg, CEO of Skellefteå City Airport.
“By involving our customers and teaming up with them, we will reduce fossil CO2 emissions and enable more large-scale production of sustainable aviation fuels. We hope the partnership between Skellefteå City Airport and SAS will inspire other companies to join our corporate sustainability programme and be part of the journey to transform aviation for generations to come. Skellefteå Municipality joined the programme earlier this year. Skellefteå is truly at the forefront when it comes to actively driving the change towards more sustainable aviation,” said Ann-Sofie Hörlin, head of sustainability, SAS.