Low-cost carrier Ryanair has signed a deal under which it will use fuel featuring a 40% sustainable blend for some Amsterdam Schiphol-origin flights.

The arrangement announced on 20 April is part of a tie-up with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplier Neste, which already provides SAF to KLM at the Dutch airport.

The 40% sustainable proportion of the fuel is derived from used cooking oil, Ryanair says.

The agreement was implemented on 1 April, it adds, with around a third of its flights from Schiphol receiving the blended fuel.

Cirium schedules data shows Ryanair currently flies to two destinations from the Amsterdam hub: Dublin and Malaga. Together, they will account for 146 departures of Ryanair jets from the airport in May this year, data shows, out of nearly 88,000 flights across airline’s network.

Boeing 737-800

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Ryanair flies to two destinations from Schiphol

The small size of the SAF deal is not unusual in industry terms, however, and comes amid a clamour among airlines for the ramping-up of industrial-scale production in the coming years.

For a multi-base carrier such as Ryanair, SAF supply also needs to be secured at a host of airports, as opposed to the single-airport focus of many network carriers.