Thai Airways operates first biofuels flight

first_imgThai Airways set to be the first in Asia to fly passengers using biofuels Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P Leading the way in green travel, Thai Airways (THAI) is set to be the first airline in Asia to operate a commercial flight using biofuels.Thai Airways has announced it will operate its inaugural biofuels flight, TG8421 on 21 December 2011, utilizing Boeing 777-200 aircraft.On the following day, 22 December, Thai Airways will operate its first passenger biofuels flight in Asia, flight TG104 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, carrying a total of 100 students and professors.Thai Airways President Piyasvasti Amranand said the green initiative is in support of the airlines Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program which is in line with His Majesty the King’s vision of creating sustainable and renewable energy.According to the airline, the decision to operate a commercial flight using bio jet fuel is one way it can help reduce global warming and carbon dioxide emissions.The airline claims it is revolutionizing the use of bio jet fuel in Asia and Southeast Asia, which it hopes will kick start other carrier in the region to follow suit.Thai Airways has received total support by petroleum producers, research firms, educational institutions, aircraft and engine manufactures as well as government agencies affiliated with the aviation industry to develop bio fuel for aviation in Thailand.Revenue from the first passenger flight will go toward further developing renewable energy in Thailand.last_img

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