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Air Leap partners with Fly Green Fund for more sustainable aviation

In Sweden, Air Leap AB, a recently started airline focused on the Nordic regional markets, has partnered with Flyg Green Fund, a unique Nordic service innovation that enables organizations and individuals in the Nordic region to reduce their climate footprint by flying on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Launched in January 2019, Air Leap has quickly grown to become an important transport link connecting regional cities around Sweden, Norway, Finland and the island of Åland. These locations are heavily dependent on good air connections and through the purchase of biojet fuel, air travel can become both time saving and a sustainable transport alternative.

Therefore, Air Leap has chosen to support the Fly Green Fund by campaigning for the possibility of climate-reducing air travel, which, in addition to the direct carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction, also drives the flight’s conversion.

Since so many people need the flight, it is important that we push for a quick change of fuel so that it also becomes a sustainable mode of transport. We are therefore very happy and grateful that Air LEAP has taken this initiative and that we can contribute to their sustainability work, commented David Hild, CEO, Fly Green Fund.

Since starting operations in January 2019, Sweden-based Air Leap has been connecting Nordic regional destinations with Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) where the airline is based using turboprop commuter aircraft such as the SAAB 340. The company has recently won a tender to provide flight services between Arland and the island of Åland. To begin in March 2020, the four-year contract will consist of daily roundtrips on the Mariehamn (MHQ) – Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) route with timetable adapted to suit both travelers to and from Stockholm but also for those traveling further from Arlanda (photo courtesy Bene Riobó).

About Air Leap

Air Leap AB, Air Large European Aviation Project AB, is sprung from the former NextJet AB bankruptcy in May 2018 and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norwegian company Ryggefjord AS which in turn is majority-owned by Olsen Gruppen AS, a Norwegian group with main activities in fishing and allied industries such as ship repair and fish processing plants.

Headquartered in Bekkjarvik in Hordaland, south of Bergen, Olsen Gruppen has, via Ryggefjord, interests in the Norwegian aviation sector (Air Leap AS, Viking Air Norway AS and FlyViking AS) as well as in the hotel and restaurant industry.

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