Why airports choose sustainable aviation fuel

Much of the development for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to date has been driven by airlines. Although this has proven to be an effective way to get SAF on the radar of governments and other stakeholders, this market is not mature enough yet for airlines to use it on large scale. High price premiums for SAF are the most important factor that limited the uptake of SAF to date and the highly competitive nature of the airline industry makes that airlines cannot afford to pay more for fuel on a structural basis.

That’s why we see an important role for airports to further the development of SAF. Airports can leverage their unique position at the intersection of airlines, fuel suppliers, fuel operators, governments, and communities to support the scale-up of SAF. Because an airport can aggregate fuel demand across all airlines and also plays an integral role in the regional economy, an airport-led approach benefits airlines, communities, and the airport itself. Furthermore, airports have a broader range of potential funding sources than airlines, including public sector funding.

Benefits for airports

The use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) can offer an airport many benefits:

  • Reduce your company’s business travel footprint with up to 80%, compared to fossil jet fuel
  • Flying on SAF connects your company to a community of frontrunners in the field of sustainability.
  • The SAF-industry is innovative and exciting and SAF flights attract a lot of positive marketing & exposure worldwide
  • By flying on SAF, you support new technologies and supply chains for SAF that help to develop this market.

SkyNRG’s services

Besides supplying numerous SAF flights on various blends, we also have many partnerships in place with airports and airlines all over the world to co-fund the premium and develop regional SAF supply-chains. To learn more about our product, please visit the page where we explain the rationale for SAF or our FAQ-page. If you want to find out how SAF can benefit your airport and how we can work together to make the aviation industry more sustainable, please contact us at info@skynrg.com.

SkyNRG offers a one-stop-shop service:

  • We take care of all operational aspects: we source the SAF & fossil jet fuel, we take care of the blending and certification of the fuel and offer flexibility in supply location.
  • Competitive priced SAF: we offer drop-in SAF at the most competitive price.
  • We help to co-fund the premium: we help to make SAF affordable by effective co-funding combined with unique marketing. Examples are the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme, the Fly Green Fund, government incentives & airport support.
  • Guaranteed sustainability: SkyNRG has its operations RSB certified and is structurally advised by an independent Sustainability Board.