Cathay Pacific completes its first overseas SAF refueling

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The Cathay Pacific company refueled four of its cargo flights on June 7, 14, 28 and 30, which were departing from Singapore-Changi airport bound for Hong Kong for the first three and Penang for the last with SAF ( “Sustainable aviation fuel” or “sustainable aviation fuel”). This SAF was made from 100% used cooking oil and meets the European standards of ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification). It can reduce CO2 emissions by almost 90% over the entire life cycle. It was blended and supplied by ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. This follows the use of blended SAF, loaded at Hong Kong International Airport, on some flights last year, and on its new Airbus A350 delivery flights from Europe for the past six months. years.

Cathay Pacific continues to make progress towards its goal of using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for 10% of its total fuel consumption by 2030 by boarding SAF on its commercial flights for the very first time outside of its Hong Kong hub. The airline launched the “Cathay Pacific Corporate SAF” program in 2022, the first major program of its kind in Asia, with eight companies as launch customers. It offers corporate customers the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint related to business travel or air freight by contributing to the use of SAF. Cathay Pacific plans to add additional airlines to the program in 2023.

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