Jet2 to use sustainable fuel on Stansted flights

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By Lisa James
16/04/2024
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Jet2.com will use a blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at London Stansted Airport this year.

The airline has bought 650 tonnes of SAF from Shell Aviation, which will be used to add a 1% SAF blend onto a number of departing flights from the airport.

Jet2 announced last month it will use a blend of SAF at Bristol Airport in 2024.

When used in its neat form, SAF can reduce lifecycle carbon emissions by up to 80% compared to using conventional jet fuel and using a SAF blend in 2024 will allow Jet2 to prepare its operation ahead of the UK SAF mandate, which will be introduced from 1 January 2025. As part of this mandate, fuel suppliers have been set a target that at least 10% of jet fuel should be made from SAF by 2030.

Jet2 CEO Steve Heapy 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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