Ryanair to fuel all its flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with 40% SAF blend
Neste and Ryanair have expanded their collaboration to enable Ryanair to power its full schedule of flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with a 40 percent blend of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ from April 1 onwards.
This significant increase in SAF usage represents the latest milestone towards Ryanair’s ambitious goal of operating 12.5 percent of flights with SAF by 2030 and further supports Ryanair’s “Pathway to Net Zero by 2050” decarbonization goals, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from Ryanair’s flights from Schiphol by 32 percent.
“Ryanair is delighted to extend our partnership with Neste to increase the amount of Ryanair flights at Amsterdam being powered with a 40 percent blend of SAF from a third of flights to our entire Amsterdam operation from April 1,” said Thomas Fowler, director of sustainability at Ryanair. “Increasing the use of SAF is a fundamental pillar of our Pathway to Net Zero by 2050 decarbonization strategy and this increase at Amsterdam will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions of our flights from there by 32 percent. We look forward to continuing our growing partnership with Neste as we further progress our goal of operating 12.5 percent of Ryanair flights with SAF by 2030.”
Alexander Küper, vice president of Neste’s renewable aviation business unit for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, added, “Decarbonizing aviation is more important than ever, and we are proud to support Ryanair in achieving their ambitious Pathway to Net Zero by 2050. Increasing the usage of SAF to all flights departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a major milestone enabling Ryanair to substantially reduce greenhouse-gas emissions of its operations at the airport. We look forward to continuing working together with Ryanair on the reduction of their emissions as we increase our annual SAF production capability to 1.5 million tons per annum by the end of 2023.”
Neste is currently increasing its annual SAF production capability to 1.5 million tons per year by the end of this year with ongoing investments at its refineries in Singapore and Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Neste’s SAF is available to airlines at a growing number of airports across Europe, including Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
SAF is a renewable aviation fuel providing a more sustainable alternative to conventional fossil jet fuel.
Using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 80 percent over the fuel’s lifecycle compared to using fossil jet fuel.
Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel is produced from used cooking oil and animal fat waste, 100 percent renewable raw materials that are sustainably sourced.
SAF is blended with conventional jet fuel before use and works seamlessly with existing aircraft engines and fueling infrastructure.