First domestic route in Denmark to use sustainable aviation fuel

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Alsie Express airline has launched a collaboration with Sønderborg Airport and Danfoss to introduce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into its operations.
When flight no. 6I101 took off from Sønderborg Airport for Copenhagen, its passengers and crew will be taking part in the beginning of the transition to a sustainable domestic aviation industry in Denmark.
The flight marked the first step towards a future where domestic flights will gradually reduce their emissions as the use of SAF increases.
The SAF will be used in blended form and is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue raw materials.
“So far, air traffic here in Denmark has primarily only been able to offer carbon offset arrangements in relation to emissions.
“However, with the introduction of sustainable jet fuel, we can target our efforts on reducing flight emissions. This initiative is a small but very important step in the right direction towards reducing CO2 emissions from our flights,” said Dennis Rybatch, CEO Alsie Express.
Ulrik Brendstrup, DCC & Shell Aviation Denmark CEO, said the Sønderborg Airport initiative sets an example for how air traffic in Denmark can start using SAF in the years to come.
He said: “We are pleased to work with Alsie Express and Sønderborg Airport to make flying more sustainable. These are small but important steps helping to place sustainable aviation fuel on the agenda in Denmark.
“While power-to-liquids and hydrogen offer exciting prospects for decarbonising aviation in the future, sustainable aviation fuel is a solution that is available today that can help reduce aviation emissions and initiatives like his can help scale demand for this crucial technology.”
The SAF is being supplied by DCC and Shell Aviation Denmark, the current supplier of jet fuel to Danish airports.
“We’re proud to be working with DCC & Shell Aviation Denmark and Alsie Express, supporting this milestone for decarbonising air travel in Denmark,” said Adam Harrison, general manager, Shell Aviation Europe and Africa.