Finnair operates first biofuel mix flights

Finnair operates first biofuel mix flights

Finnair is this week launching its first flights powered by a biofuel mix as part of its ‘Push for change’ initiative, aimed at cutting carbon emissions.

Finnair operates first biofuel mix flights

Finnair is this week launching its first flights powered by a biofuel mix as part of its ‘Push for Change’ initiative, aimed at cutting carbon emissions.

Yesterday, the Finnair flight from San Francisco Airport to Helsinki, Finland, was flown with a biofuel mix of 12%, reducing the total C02 emissions for the two flights by approximately 32 tons, according to the airline. This will also happen on the same route tomorrow.

“The launch of our Push for Change initiative was an important step for Finnair in order to provide our customers with the opportunity to conveniently offset or decrease the emissions from their travel,” says Arja Suominen, SVP, Communications & Corporate Responsibility at Finnair.

“We have been pleased with the early phases of the initiative so far and we are now excited to move forward and fly our two first biofuel flights supported entirely by the Push for change contributions.

"We naturally hope that customers will be increasingly willing and interested in using the service in the future as well.”

Finnair’s biofuels partners in San Francisco are SkyNRG and World Energy; Shell Aviation has provided logistics and supply chain support for the project. The sustainable biofuel is produced from used cooking oil in California. It does not compete with food production or the agriculture industry. Finnair said.

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