The airport operator is working with Veovo to incentivise the use of more efficient aircraft by penalising those with higher emissions while rewarding cleaner aircraft – with an overall airport revenue-neutral effect.
Swedish airport operator Swedavia has partnered with airport technology company Veovo as part of its plans to introduce new environmental emission charges at its largest airports, Stockholm Arlanda and Gothenburg Landvetter.
Swedavia will use Veovo’s Revenue Management software to underpin its strategic focus on sustainability by automatically calculating charges, using industry emission data sets and the operator’s innovative environmental charging approach.
This enables Swedavia to incentivise airlines to switch to more efficient aircraft and accelerate the transition to more sustainable aviation.
Swedavia recently introduced the CO2 and NOx emission charges following a Swedish government requirement that airport charges should be differentiated for environmental purposes. The charge adjustments incentivise the use of more efficient aircraft by penalising those with higher emissions while rewarding cleaner aircraft – with an overall airport revenue-neutral effect.
According to Veovo, the intelligent automation and flexibility of its Revenue Management software allowed Swedavia to rapidly introduce these emission charges while providing full confidence in the accuracy of the billing process. Calculations are kept transparent to the airlines through easy-to-understand invoices.
“Swedavia wants the travel of the future to be sustainable. For many years, we have actively worked towards a transition to more sustainable travel via our airports”
“Swedavia wants the travel of the future to be sustainable. For many years, we have actively worked towards a transition to more sustainable travel via our airports,” said Lena Wennberg, chief sustainable development officer at Swedavia.
“By the end of 2020, Swedavia became completely fossil-free in our airport operations. Fossil-free renewable HVO-diesel is now being fuelled at our airports.”
She continued: “Within the Swedish government’s initiative Fossil-free Sweden, which we work within, there are also goals for domestic flights to be completely fossil-free by 2030. For international traffic, all planes taking off from Swedavia’s airports must be fossil-free by 2045.”
Swedavia’s climate transition work was recently honoured by the Airports Council International (ACI), awarding the operator the Eco-Innovation Airport of the Year in 2021.
“The industry’s drive towards increased sustainability and carbon neutrality requires a toolkit of innovative technologies and approaches, including charging that rewards cleaner aircraft,” added James Williamson, CEO of Veovo.
“We are pleased that our aeronautical billing engine with complete charge flexibility will support Swedavia in [its] initiative.”
Veovo’s platform connects people, systems, and sensors across the ecosystem to provide instant situational awareness, accompanied with smart automation and intelligent recommendations.
Veovo is headquartered in London, UK, and claims some 110 airport customers supported by teams in the US, New Zealand, Poland, and Denmark.