Ryanair has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OMV – an integration oil, gas and chemicals company headquartered in Vienna – to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at the low-fare carrier’s hubs across Austria, Germany and Romania.
The MoU will give Ryanair unique access to purchase up to 53 gallons of SAF from OMV over the next eight years, saving more than 400,000 tonnes in CO2 emissions.
Ryanair’s Director of Sustainability, Thomas Fowler said: “SAF plays a key role in our Pathway to Net Zero decarbonisation strategy in which we have committed to increasing our use of SAF over the coming years – a commitment that this deal with OMV will help move further forward. OMV is a key partner for Ryanair in Austria, Germany and Romania and we look forward to growing this partnership as Europe’s largest airline group.”
Nina Marczell, OMV VP Aviation, Fuels Distributors & Public Sector added: “This MoU is a great opportunity to accelerate both companies’ sustainability efforts. SAF significantly reduces CO2 emissions and we are delighted to collaborate with a strong partner like Ryanair and to provide solutions for the sustainable development of the aviation industry.”