Jet2.com to use SAF at London Stansted

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Jet2.com said it will use a blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at London Stansted Airport this year, 12 months ahead of the UK’s Government’s SAF mandate which is due to be introduced from 2025.
The UK’s third largest airline has purchased approximately 650 tonnes of SAF from Shell Aviation, which will be used to add a 1% SAF blend onto a number of departing flights from London Stansted
This follows Jet2.com revealing just last month that it will use a blend of SAF at Bristol Airport this year. Across the two airports, this means that Jet2.com has purchased approximately 1,000 tonnes of SAF.
Jet2 plc has already made an equity investment into a new SAF production plant to be constructed in the north-west of England – one of the first such deals in UK aviation.
The Fulcrum NorthPoint facility, being developed by Fulcrum BioEnergy Ltd, will operate as a Waste-to-Fuels plant, with Jet2.com set to receive more than 200 million litres of SAF once operational. The plant will also generate up to 1,500 jobs, benefitting the national and local economy.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “Today’s announcement further demonstrates the tangible actions that we are taking to mitigate our climate impacts, and it means will be using a SAF blend from London Stansted in 2024, in addition to Bristol Airport. We see SAF as critical in helping the industry decarbonise and as well as doing this, we can use this to ensure our operations are ready for SAF uptake both now and in the future, when we anticipate its use will grow materially. We very much see 1% as the starting point and we want to grow this over the coming years.”

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