SAS Rewards Travelers Adding Biofuel With 500 EuroBonus Extra Points for Each Block Purchased
SAS is rewarding customers who voluntarily choose to purchase biofuel with 500 EuroBonus Extra points for every 20-minute block purchased. The carrier has offered guests the opportunity to reduce their CO2 travel footprint since 2019.
On Tuesday (December 14, 2021), SAS announced that customers who voluntarily choose to purchase biofuel as part of their ticket purchase will now be rewarded. Starting today, the carrier will reward their EuroBonus loyalty program members with 500 EuroBonus Extra points for every 20-minute block of biofuel purchased. SAS has offered customers the ability to offset their CO2 travel footprint since 2019. Sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) such as biofuel can help reduce lifecycle CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent. The carrier aims to become the global leader in sustainable aviation by deploying more efficient aircraft, using SAF and other initiatives. Additionally, SAS continues to offset all EuroBonus members’ flights with SAS, free of charge.
In today’s announcement, SAS’ Chief Commercial Officer, Karl Sandlund, 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.”
SAS guests can now purchase 20-minute blocks of biofuel when booking at the rate of $10 per block (€10, 100 SEK, 100NOK, 70 DKK). SAS makes no profit on the purchase and the fuel is added to the amount of SAF that the airline has already committed to buy. The biofuel blocks purchased may not be used on the actual flight the traveler takes, but will be used to replace the equivalent amount of fossil fuel in SAS’ operations as soon as possible and within 12 months.
SAS is the leading airline in Scandinavia, normally carrying over 30 million passengers annually from its main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm to 125 destinations in Europe, the US and Asia (pre-pandemic figures). The company has targeted a reduction in carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2025, compared to 2005 levels, and hopes to transition to 100% biofuel for domestic flights by 2030. SAS also offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and cargo services. The carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance, which offers an extensive global network.