Sweden's Braathens Regional Airlines to offer passengers the option to book biofuel flights
Mar 2018 – From April 8, passengers flying with Braathens Regional Airlines will have the option to pay an extra fee of 300 Swedish krona ($36) per flight to enable the carrier to fly on biofuel. After a flight and depending on the number of passengers that paid the supplement, the plane is refuelled with the appropriate amount of biofuel, which is being supplied by Air BP, and is based on a fixed cost equivalent to an average flight time of one hour. “It’s important for us to make it easy to go ‘climate smart’. And enabling biofuel for the flight is just one of our actions to make things smarter for our customers,” said the airline’s CEO, Christian Clemens. “Since 2017, we have offered this biofuel opportunity to businesses only – now it’s possible for everyone. This is an important step towards our goal of becoming fossil-free by the end of 2030.” This month, the airline joined the government’s Fossil Free Sweden initiative. In February 2017, Braathens flew its first biofuel flight that also marked the first time an ATR turboprop had used a biofuel blend on a commercial flight (see article).