The airport group, Swedavia, has reported an operating profit of 682 million Swedish kronor for 2018, when more than 42 million passengers flew to or from Swedavia’s airports, as a result of improved air links.
Swedavia’s work to reduce the climate impact of air travel continued during the year, and new steps were taken toward its goal of having all ten airports produce zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their own operations by 2020 at the latest.
Jonas Abrahamsson, president and chief executive officer for Swedavia, said: “Good air links create the conditions needed for meetings and events, for attracting visitors and for contributing to business opportunities and jobs. Enhancing Sweden’s access is one of our most important tasks.”
According to Swedavia’s year-end report, the Group continued its investments in bio jet fuel and last year, Visby Airport became the second Swedavia airport, after Ronneby Airport, to achieve this goal.
Mr Abrahamsson adds: “Aviation will be one of the transport modes of the future and must be sustainable, like all the other transport modes. It is possible to fly using renewable jet fuel, and with a well thought through approach, together we can make sure that air travel is sustainable and create a new Swedish showcase industry for producing renewable jet fuel using by-products from our Swedish forest industry.”
Swedavia is one of the few companies in the world to supply bio jet fuel, and in December provided fuel to 15,000 flights for business purposes, in line with its target of having five per cent of the fuel used at Swedavia’s airports consist of bio jet fuel by 2025.