Despite its small size—handling just 135,000 passengers yearly—Halmstad City Airport (HAD) in June 2017 became one of the first airports in Sweden to offer sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to its airline customers, scheduled and charter airlines, business aviation, and rescue flight operators. [SAF is also known as sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF).]
At the end last year, HAD took its sustainability commitment a step further and implemented a biofuel quota—at least 5 percent on average per year of an airline’s fuel uptake at the airport must be SAF. The airport’s board put SAF on its agenda in 2014 and its plans were fully in line with the goal of Halmstad municipality, HAD’s owner since 2006, to be fossil-free in 2030.
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