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SAF delivered to Etihad Airways in Japan

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Neste and ITOCHU are celebrating the first delivery of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ to Etihad Airways in Japan.
The delivery of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to Etihad marks the first time in Japan that SAF will be supplied to an overseas airline at an airport in Japan - Narita International.
This milestone is a result of the recently expanded partnership between Neste and ITOCHU to grow the availability of sustainable aviation fuel in Japan. ITOCHU acts as the branded distributor of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Japan.
“This delivery of our Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Etihad is a major step forward in further growing the use of our sustainable aviation fuel in the Japanese market,” said Sami Jauhiainen, Neste’s vice president, Asia-Pacific, Renewable Aviation.
“Our partnership with ITOCHU aims to support domestic and international airlines as well as other fuel suppliers at Haneda and Narita International Airports in accelerating the adoption of SAF to reduce the carbon emissions of flying. I’m excited to see this partnership is already achieving concrete results and I look forward to supporting more airlines in Japan going forward.”
“This delivery of SAF to Etihad Airways is the result of the partnership with Neste, and we are glad to be the first company to supply SAF to an overseas airline in Japan. ITOCHU will continue to cooperate with Neste and airlines departing from Japanese airports, and contribute to the decarbonisation of the airline industry through the stable supply of SAF,” added Tsuyoshi Matsumoto, ITOCHU’s general manager of Petroleum Trading Department.
Tony Douglas, group CEO Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Etihad has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and reducing our 2019 emissions by 50 percent by 2035. For SAF to become a viable mid-term solution for aviation decarbonisation it requires collaboration between governments, corporates and the aviation industry to increase SAF supply and availability at airports, so it can be adapted more broadly.”