airBaltic increases sustainable aviation fuel usage

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Latvian airline airBaltic has increased the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 20%.
This has been achieved in cooperation with Neste and other fuel providers on the airBaltic network.
The collaboration started recently when airBaltic fuelled the first flight using an allocation of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic, said: “Our vision sees us becoming a sustainable carrier in the EU aviation market. At airBaltic, we believe that SAF will play a crucial role in ensuring the future of the aviation industry and help everyone involved to decrease their impact on the environment. Our use of SAF will increase further in 2022 and beyond.”
On December 28, 2021, Latvian airline airBaltic flight BT302 from Helsinki to Riga was performed with an allocation of 37% of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel and 63% of conventional fossil jet fuel.
Tuomas Kulola, head of sales at marketing and services, Neste: “Neste is committed to help the aviation industry to reach its climate goals. We have developed a drop-in solution that is readily available and provides an immediate solution for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of flying. All solutions are needed and every step is important. We’re happy to support airBaltic to meet their emission reduction targets.”
airBaltic currently flies a single type fleet of 32 Airbus A220-300 aircraft.