ANA Continues to Use SAF on Haneda-Hachijo Island Route with Support from Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Governor Koike Inspects

An image of ANA's refueling with SAF

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has commenced continuous operations using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on the Tokyo/Haneda-Hachijo Island route, with subsidies from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Though ANA has been using SAF for its regular flights from Tokyo/Haneda since 2020, it will continue to use SAF on the route connecting Tokyo, operating three round trips daily, thanks to the subsidy from the Tokyo government. Refueling for the round trip is done at Haneda Airport, with the period planned from December 25 to May 2024.

The proportion of SAF used will be 10% during the last week of the year, one week during the spring break, and Golden Week, and 1% at other times. A round trip on the Tokyo/Haneda-Hachijo Island route consumes approximately 8 kiloliters of fuel, emitting about 38 tons of carbon dioxide. During the trial period, about 100 kiloliters of SAF will be used, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by about 400 tons.

While the SAF is stored in the shared tanks at Haneda Airport and is not physically loaded on specific flights or routes, it is accounted for as having reduced emissions on this route in the books.

On the first day of deployment, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike inspected the refueling process at Haneda Airport, with ANA President Shinichi Inoue providing guidance and explanations.

The ANA Group aims to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. In the fiscal year 2022, the company reduced its carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft operations by 24.3% to 9.32 million tons compared to the fiscal year 2019.

Governor Koike during the SAF refueling inspection

SAF refueling process at Haneda Airport

ANA aircraft being fueled with SAF

President Inoue and Governor Koike discussing SAF

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