Emirates introduces SAF on flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Emirates introduces SAF on flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

More than 2 million gallons of blended SAF will be supplied to the airport in 2024

Emirates has commenced its fuel agreement with Neste at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. 

Emirates’ partnership with Neste, announced late last year, involves one of the largest volumes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) that the airline has purchased to date.

Next, the airline will work with Neste to supply SAF into the fuelling systems at Singapore Changi Airport in the coming months.

Emirates deputy president and chief operations officer Adel Al Redha said: “Collaborating with committed partners like Neste is one of the practical steps we are taking to reduce our emissions, and it’s an all-important milestone in our own sustainability journey as an airline. Strong partnerships like this, especially at major air transport hubs such as Amsterdam, lay the foundation for how we can work with partners and airports to increase access to and availability of SAF across our network.”

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Neste vice president renewable aviation Alexander Kueper added: “SAF is an available solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from air travel and it is exciting that Emirates have started using our Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is also a great example of how we are working together with partners to accelerate SAF usage.”

SAF can be safely dropped into existing jet engines and airport fuelling infrastructure, and in neat form it reduces lifecycle carbon emissions by up to 80% compared to using conventional jet fuel.  

Emirates’ first flight powered by SAF blended with jet fuel took place in 2017 from Chicago. The airline currently operates flights from Paris, Lyon and Oslo with SAF. In October 2023, Emirates, with the support of partners, also integrated SAF into Dubai Airport fuelling systems.

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