June 08, 2023
Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport will be the first airport in the world to offer only blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all aircraft refuelling there. This will significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of departing flights. Neste will supply its Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ to the airport in southwestern Sweden by the end of June. Västflyg, a Swedish commercial airline, will be the first airline powering all its flights with this fuel blend consisting of SAF. This includes regular routes 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,” said Anna Råhnängen, airport manager at Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport. “SAF is widely recognized as a key lever to reach aviation’s emission reduction goals. Trollhättan-Vänersborg 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 reduce 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. Sustainable aviation fuel is a renewable aviation fuel providing a more sustainable alternative to conventional, fossil based jet fuel.