Singapore to require departing flights to use SAF

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Singapore plans to require all flights departing the country to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from 2026.
Transport minister Chee Hong Tat said the country aims for a 1% SAF target from 2026 and plans to raise it to 3-5% by 2030, Reuters reported.
"The use of SAF is a critical pathway for the decarbonisation of aviation and is expected to contribute around 65% of the carbon emission reduction needed to achieve net zero by 2050," the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said in a statement.
CAAS plans to introduce a SAF levy for the purchase of SAF to provide cost certainty to airlines and travellers, it said. The levy will be set at a fixed quantum, based on the SAF target and projected SAF price at that point in time.
It will vary based on factors such as distance travelled and class of travel. For example, the levy to support a 1% SAF uplift in 2026 could increase ticket price for an economy class passenger on a direct flight from Singapore to Bangkok, Tokyo and London by an estimated amount of around S$3 (€2.1), S$6 (€4.1) and S$16 (€11) respectively.

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