Finnair reduces carbon emissions from flights departing Helsinki airport
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is one of the most important tools for reducing the emissions of air travel in the coming years and is available for all airlines at the airport.
Finnair aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045, and the use of sustainable aviation fuel is an important tool in this regard.
The SAF will be delivered by Neste to Helsinki Airport in early 2023. The 750 tons of SAF corresponds to approximately 400 flights between Helsinki and Stockholm using unblended, 100% SAF. Currently, SAF can be used blended up to 50% with conventional fossil jet fuel.
"Finnair celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and reducing emissions from flying is an essential part of a sustainable future. Sustainable aviation fuel will be one of the most important tools for reducing emissions in the coming years. We also involve our customers in this, and a small part of every flight ticket sold goes to the cost of sustainable aviation fuel," said Eveliina Huurre, Finnair's SVP, sustainability.
“Reducing emissions from flying requires an extensive toolkit and everyone's effort. While we are increasing the use of SAF, we will also continue to take all other steps, from reducing the weight of aircraft to optimising flight routes and increasing fuel efficiency."
“Finnair was one of the first airlines using our Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. We have been working together for a long time and look forward to supporting Finnair to meet its sustainability targets,” said Jonathan Wood, vice-president commercial and technical management, Renewable Aviation at Neste.
“It is great to see Finnair taking the initiative to voluntarily purchase our SAF as part of their sustainability commitments, and creating awareness among their customers on how to play a role in creating a more sustainable future.”