Air Transat Signs First Sustainable Aviation Fuel Agreement In Canada

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Air Transat says it has signed the first Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) offtake agreement in Canada with SAF + Consortium.

“We are committed to offering our clients a low carbon footprint travelling experience, while achieving our environmental obligations,” says Jean-François Lemay, President of Air Transat.

The tour operator says the partnership is an important step forward in its strategy to meet aviation’s greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets.

SAF+ Consortium is finalizing the construction of a pilot plant in Montreal that will make kerosene from carbon dioxide, a process involving the capture and conversion of CO2 produced by large industrial emitters to synthetic jet fuel using a process called Fisher Tropsch.

SAF+ estimates this synthetic kerosene will have an 80% lower carbon footprint than conventional jet fuel.

“We are glad to work with the environmental team at Air Transat. It takes people with a vision to buy into this project.  Air Transat believed in it from Day One and never stopped supporting this amazing endeavour,” says Jean Paquin, President and Chief Executive Officer of SAF+ Consortium.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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