Iberia is looking to expand its development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) by using waste, recycled used oils, and other sustainable plant-based feedstocks.
Iberia signed a strategic alliance with Cepsa, one of Spain’s leading aviation fuel suppliers. The airline is looking to fly 10% of all its operations using SAF by 2030.
Both parties will research and develop sustainable fuels and other alternative energies, such as renewable hydrogen and electricity.
The objective is to promote sustainable mobility for aircraft and the fleet of airport ground vehicles, said the airline in a statement.
With this agreement, Iberia will secure access to biojet. Additionally, it helps Iberia with its 2030 Agenda, in which it is looking to operate at least 10% of all its flights with SAF.
Javier Sanchez-Prieto, Iberia’s Chairman and CEO, said: “To decarbonise the aviation sector, the development, production, and distribution of sustainably sourced fuels at affordable prices and in sufficient quantity to supply airlines is essential. We are confident that this agreement with Cepsa will contribute to that goal.”
The regional carrier Iberia Express will also support the transition to alternative jet fuel sources. It is time to create synergies, develop the airline business, and minimise the environmental impact, said Carlos Gomez, CEO of the short and medium-haul low-cost airline.
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