Airports play a significant role in the economic development by facilitating tourism and trade, providing jobs and and moving both people and cargo around the world. At the same time, airports also face many challenges. These include for example noise, pollution and emissions. Therefore, airports have a lot to do to for example reduing emissions. Investing into sustainable aviation fuel development is a one way. Airports play a unique role in the development of SAF by distributing the product through airports. In addition, airports serve as unique intersections for aviation stakeholders such as airlines, governments, fuel- distributors and suppliers, communities and others.
Sustainable aviation fuel bring many economic and environmental benefits to airports:
Airports can contribute to climate change by lowering their carbon footprint.
Airports are able to reduce local GHG emissions significantly if airplanes and ground support equipment are fueled with alternative fuels, such as Neste MY Renewable Diesel and Jet Fuel.
Airports are able to grow and at the same time meet their GHG reduction targets, such as the Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme.
Airports are positioned as forerunners in the field and can be considered environmentally conscious.
Airports have legitimacy for growth and can enhance PR and marketing value through participating in SAF and SAF development projects. Also they appear more appealing and environmentally friendly to the public.