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Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen at Copenhagen Airport, Source: Copenhagen Airport on Facebook

Aviation industry supports Denmark’s goal to make domestic flights fossil fuel free by 2030

Aviation industry supports Denmark’s goal to make domestic flights fossil fuel free by 2030

PM Mette Frederiksen visited Copenhagen Airport to discuss the government’s objectives this week

In her New Year’s speech, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen revealed the government’s ambitious plan to make all domestic flights 100% green by 2030. This week, she visited Copenhagen Airport alongside other political leaders to begin discussing how the country and its aviation industry can achieve this goal. 

“The government has set the ambitious goal that in 2025, Danes should have the opportunity to fly green on a domestic route and that by 2030, they can fly completely green when flying domestically in Denmark,” explained PM Mette Frederiksen.

Aviation industry shows support

In a press release, Copenhagen Airport shared that representatives from the aviation industry spoke to the PM and expressed their readiness to collaborate. What is more, it disclosed that it had already outlined a plan for the green conversion of aviation two years ago, in 2020. At the time, it expressed its goal to reach a 70% reduction in the use of fossil fuels by 2030.

CEO of Copenhagen Airport, Thomas Woldbye, commented on the government’s green domestic aviation goals, noting that they are both ambitious and realistic. Furthermore, he conveyed the industry’s eagerness to collaborate on finding new approaches and innovative solutions for the green transformation of domestic flights.

Following the visit, PM Mette Frederiksen reportedly felt optimistic about the country’s ability to achieve its targets. More specifically, she shared that both the Danish airports and airlines have shown their interest in the government’s goals.

Nevertheless, she noted that there are numerous obstacles and challenges that must be overcome. For this reason, the government will work on presenting a proposal on green aviation throughout this year.

“If we succeed, then it will be a green breakthrough. Not just for Denmark. But for the whole world. Together, we must make flying green,” PM Mette Frederiksen wrote on Facebook.

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