Qatar Airways has signed a deal with Shell for 3,000 tons of neat (undiluted) SAF at air cargo hub Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The deal falls under the airline’s existing jet fuel contract at the airport but will now include at least 5 per cent of SAF over the contract period for the 2023-24 fiscal year. Qatar Airways’ bilateral agreement with Shell is part the Oneworld Alliance’s wider target for SAF to form 10 per cent of combined fuel volumes by 2030, stated a release. Qatar Airways stated it will be the first carrier based in the Middle East and Africa to procure a significant amount of SAF in Europe, beyond government SAF mandates. The carrier expects to reduce its emissions on flights from Amsterdam by 7,500 tons of CO2 during the fiscal year. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways said, “We are committed to supporting the industry’s effort to ramp-up the use of SAF, as one of the key pillars to decarbonize the aviation industry. Last year, we signed our first offtake agreement in the USA, and now we are placing a multi-million US$ SAF deal in Amsterdam to illustrate our SAF commitment and reiterate our calls for a more robust SAF supply chain across our global network,” he added.
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