Jetflite operations now refuelling with Neste SAF


Finnish operator, Jetflite is now fuelling its flights with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel in a bid to offer lower-emission private aviation.

Jetflite, part of Finnish industrial conglomerate Wihuri Group, specialises in business flights, group charter, and air ambulance. The company also manages aircraft and operates air cargo services. The move to SAF comes in response to Jetflite’s clients’ need to increase their contribution towards combating climate change as part of the conglomerate’s sustainability programme. 

In its neat form, the fuel helps reduce life cycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%* compared to fossil jet fuel use. The first lower-emission flight will take place this month.

Jan Lindholm, head of Sales, Jetflite said: “Flying has been challenging during the pandemic due to increased regulation and closed borders. Still, the number of flights has remained high as we can operate evacuation and air ambulance flights. With the vaccinations in place and countries opening up, we predict the need for business aviation to  start increasing. During that time, we want to be able to offer lower-emission flights and help our customers to reduce their carbon footprint of business flying significantly.”

Jetflite has five aircraft in its fleet, as well as a network of partner operators offering altogether 600-700 flights per year.

Tuomas Kulola, Head of Sales, Marketing & Services, Neste said: “Neste and Jetflite have been collaborating for over 5 years on delivering fuels for the flights at Helsinki airport in Finland. This is now our first step in partnering to reduce the carbon footprint of business flights that Jetflite offers. Neste MY SAF is already available in many airports in Europe, North America and Asia and it’s a great pleasure to be able to offer it also to a private business flight  operator in Finland.

Kulola added: “The fuel use provides an immediate solution for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of flying. It’s fully compatible with the existing jet engine technology and fuel distribution infrastructure. Therefore, no additional investments or modifications to the aircraft or fuel distribution infrastructure are needed.”