February 29, 2024

Travel Places and British Airways launch SAF initiative

Travel Places has partnered with British Airways to launch a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) fund.

The company, which specialises in sports and entertainment group travel, is offering its clients the opportunity to purchase SAF provided through BA’s multi-year partnership with Phillips 66 Limited.

The refinery, located near Immingham, uses waste cooking oil as the feedstock, and the SAF produced provides lifecycle emissions reductions of over 80% compared to traditional fossil-based jet fuel.

By purchasing a percentage of SAF, Travel Places’ clients can address their carbon footprint and the Scope 3 emissions indirectly linked to their business travel.

Upon purchase, Travel Places clients will receive a certificate, followed by further certification once the SAF has been supplied.

This is currently done via existing pipeline infrastructure feeding directly into London Heathrow.

Nick Warren, Joint Managing Director at Travel Places, said: “Our clients deliver incredible events that have a positive impact on so many lives, but there is recognition of the impact that travel to these events can have on resources, society and the environment.

“We are committed to developing solutions that will support our clients as they continue to make progress towards ambitious sustainability goals. It is by working together that we can have the greatest positive impact, so we are delighted to be working with British Airways on this initiative, which demonstrates our shared commitment towards a more sustainable future for our industry.”

Carrie Harris, Director of Sustainability at British Airways, said: “By Travel Places giving its clients the opportunity to purchase SAF, companies are able to better understand and address their emissions and support the advancement, production and commercial rollout of SAF to help reduce aviation’s reliance on fossil fuels.”