SAS is incentivising its customers to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) when they book flights, by offering points within its Eurobonus loyalty programme.

Members will receive 500 bonus points for every 20-minute block of biofuel they purchase, at a cost of $10 / €10 per block.

Customers have had the option to purchase biofuel when booking flights since 2019, with SAS stating the following:

  • SAS makes no profit on the purchase and this is only adding to the amount of biofuel that SAS is already committed to buy
  • The amount of biofuel a traveller buys will not necessarily be used on the actual flight the traveller has bought a ticket for, but it will be used to replace fossil fuel to the equivalent amount in SAS’ operations as soon as possible and at the latest within 12 months
  • SAS continues to carbon offset all Eurobonus member’s flights with SAS, free of charge

The carrier is targeting a reduction in total carbon emissions of 25 per cent by 2025, through a mixture of the use of SAF and fuel-efficient aircraft.

Commenting on the news Karl Sandlund, chief commercial officer for SAS, said:

“Through making it more beneficial to buy biofuel with your booking, SAS wants to increase the usage of this non-profit service.

“Sustainable aviation fuels are a bridge toward zero-emission aviation and SAS works to pioneer a more large-scale and commercial production and supply.”