Cathay Pacific to fly new aircraft home using alternative jet fuel

  •   2018-06-07       nepaltraveller.com


Cathay Pacific is underscoring its strong commitment to eco-efficiency by planning to use a blend of alternative jet fuel to fly its new fleet of Airbus A350-1000 aircraft home to Hong Kong.The airline has 20 of these technologically-advanced aircraft on order for delivery over the next four years. 

According to Cathay Pacific, Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg “We have been at the forefront of many initiatives to reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions. Achieving carbon neutral growth from 2020 is an important target that we take seriously and using alternative fuels is one of the key strategies in helping us to do so. We will continue to support the development and usage of biofuel to reach mainstream commercial viability.”

Compared to traditional jet fuel, biofuel can reduce life cycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%.Cathay Pacific’s A350-1000 delivery flights using blended biofuel are supported by its partners, Airbus and Total.