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Ryanair Announces SAF Deal

By Dave Simpson
Ryanair Announces SAF Deal

According to a statement published on, Ryanair and international integrated oil, gas and chemical company OMV have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Ryanair airports across Austria, Germany and Romania.


According to the statement published on, this MoU gives Ryanair unique access to buy as much as 160,000 tonnes, or 53 million gallons, of SAF from OMV over the next eight years, which will save more than 400,000 tonnes in CO2 emissions.


The statement published on quotes its director of sustainability, Thomas Fowler, as saying, “SAF plays a key role in our Pathway to Net Zero decarbonisation strategy, in which we have committed to increasing our use of SAF over the coming years – a commitment that this deal with OMV will help move further forward. OMV is a key partner for Ryanair in Austria, Germany and Romania, and we look forward to growing this partnership as Europe’s largest airline group.”

The statement published on also quotes OMV’s vice-president of aviation, fuel distributors, and the public sector, Nina Marczell, as saying, “We are committed to reducing our own carbon footprint, as well as supporting our customers in reducing theirs. This memorandum of understanding is a great opportunity to accelerate both companies’ sustainability efforts. Sustainable aviation fuel significantly reduces CO2 emissions, and we are delighted to collaborate with a strong partner like Ryanair and to provide solutions for the sustainable development of the aviation industry.”

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