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Cathay Pacific Rolls Out Corporate SAF Program In Asia

Cathay Pacific has rolled out its corporate Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) program in Asia. The program gives corporate customers the chance to reduce their carbon footprint from business travel or airfreight by contributing to the use of SAF uplifted for the first time from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) on the carrier’s flights.

Compared to conventional jet fuel, SAF can reduce up to 100 percent carbon emissions on a lifecycle basis, depending on the technology used. The SAF used for the launch of this program is made from used cooking oil and animal fat waste and is supplied by PetroChina and Shell Aviation. The very first uplift of SAF at HKG involves a collaborative effort with many stakeholders along the supply chain and various government departments. SAF used in this program will go through the normal aviation-fueling infrastructure, which will provide learning opportunities for the development of regular SAF supply from HKG in the future.

Cathay Pacific is undertaking a multi-pronged approach towards a green recovery and long-term transition towards its goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Besides increased usage of SAF, the carrier’s carbon reduction roadmap includes fleet modernization, operational efficiency improvements, leveraging on emerging technology breakthroughs to decarbonize aviation and offering carbon offsets through its “Fly Greener” program.

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