Swedavia to set aside $4 million for SAF incentive programme

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In 2024, Swedavia’s investment in sustainable aviation will continue through the SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) incentive programme, a programme in which Swedavia offers discounts and reimburses airlines up to 50 per cent of the premium cost for refuelling with environmentally friendly renewable aviation fuel.

This year, the programme will be run with a pot of $4 million for the second year in a row, which is double compared to 2022.

Several airlines (e.g. SAS and Aegean Airlines) and the transport and logistics company DHL, signed agreements with Swedavia to participate in the incentive programme for sustainable aviation for 2023.

Through the programme, Swedavia offers airlines and other industry players a discount of up to 50 per cent of the premium cost when they choose to refuel with sustainable aviation fuel.

The first application period for this year’s program opened in January and enables additional industry players to participate.

Charlotte Ljunggren, director of marketing and commercial development at Swedavia says: “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.

“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”.