Gothenburg-Lyon | The world’s first international SAF-powered flight route using 50 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)
There are two departures per week between Gothenburg Landvetter Airport (GOT), Sweden, and Lyon-Saint Exupéry (LYS), France, during which 50% of the fuel used is sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Currently, the maximum SAF permitted in commercial traffic is 50 percent.
With this flight route, the company achieve a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by at least 40 percent.
The Volvo Group with Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) launched the initiative of using 50 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the fall of 2022.
For Volvo Group this means that they can fly its employees between Renault’s headquarters in Lyon and Volvo Group headquarters in Gothenburg with what is today the most sustainable way to fly.
Frequent flights to hold face-to-face meetings with employees are critical to the Volvo Group’s business. Together with Braathens Regional Airlines, the company can reduce its environmental footprint.
BRA is running a project in collaboration with aircraft manufacturer Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) and fuel producer Neste aiming to speed up the process of certifying 100 percent fossil-free flights.
Source: Bioenergy International.