Qatar Airways seals Amsterdam sustainable aviation fuel supply deal
Qatar Airways has inked a deal with Shell to source 3,000 metric tonnes of neat Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at Amsterdam Schiphol airport.
With its existing contract with Shell at Schipol, Qatar Airways will power at least a 5% SAF blend over the contract period for 2023-2024.
The agreement is part of a wider effort initiated by the oneworld alliance.
Oneworld has set a target of using sustainable aviation fuel for 10% of combined fuel volumes by 2030.
Qatar Airways is the first carrier in the Middle East and Africa to procure a large SAF amount in Europe beyond government mandates.
Qatar Airways Group CEO, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We remain steadfast in our ambitious target of 10% SAF use by 2030 and this announcement establishes another landmark.”
Qatar Airways also operates a carbon credits scheme.
It currently invests in carbon credit projects that generate renewable energy.
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