Vueling promotes the use of Sustainable Fuel on flights with Avikor

Vueling promotes the use of biofuel with the Avikor system, owned by Exolum. The airline integrates this service into the ticket purchasing process to promote the use of this type of fuel, which reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80%

The airline Vueling, which forms part of IAG, promotes the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) with the Avikor system, owned by Exolum, Europe’s leading logistics company of liquid products.

Through the Avikor service integrated to the ticket purchasing process, Vueling offers its passengers the possibility to make a small contribution on a voluntary basis, so that SAF is supplied into the airport’s refueling system on the day of each flight, replacing the traditional kerosene.

This process aims to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% with this fuel becoming one of the main alternatives to decarbonise the aviation sector.
In addition, the more members of the flight contribute, the more Vueling will compensate towards a greener flight, doubling the same amount of contributions made by passengers using this service.

Franc Sanmartí, Director of Sustainability and Government Affairs at Vueling, says:

“This service will allow Vueling to continue to offer competitive prices and accelerate the transition to carbon neutral and greener transport”.

Andrés Suarez, Exolum’s Global Director of Strategy and Innovation, says:

“Avikor provides the possibility of sustainable travel by reducing the CO2 footprint of each flight and facilitating access to the SAF for all passengers who wish to do so”.

This service is already available for bookings through the Vueling app or by accessing the Vueling website from mobile devices. The desktop version will be available in early July.
This agreement is part of the objectives set out in the Flightpath Net Zero programme, through which the airline is committed to achieving zero net CO2 emissions by 2050.

Passengers using this service will receive a certificate accrediting the volume of sustainable fuel supplied with their contribution and the CO2 emissions avoided in accordance with a process certified by AENOR as an independent entity.

A suitable fuel for today’s aircraft engines

Sustainable fuel is a fuel made from organic waste (agricultural or forestry waste, urban waste, plastics, recycled oils, etc.). This way, PBS manufacturing and its subsequent use in aviation becomes an outstanding example of circular economy. Its chemical composition is similar to traditional kerosene and it can be blended and used in the aircraft engine without any adaptation.

Current production of sustainable fuel is less than 0.01% of global aviation consumption and the price of this type of fuel is 3 to 5 times higher than traditional fuel. This initiative will help to use more sustainable fuel, increasing its production and achieving a lower cost in the future.

10% of sustainable flights by 2030

IAG, the group to which Vueling belongs, has become the first airline group in Europe to commit with 10% of flight operations using sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.