Cathay Pacific has launched Asia’s first major Corporate Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme. The airline will work with corporate customers to use SAF for the first time at Hong Kong International Airport.
The eight corporate customers will contribute towards the purchase of SAF for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Pacific Cargo flights which will help replace using fossil jet fuel.
Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Pacific Augustus Tang said:
“We continue to pioneer our industry’s move towards more substantial use of SAF, especially in Asia. Last year, we were among the first carriers in the world to announce a target of 10 per cent SAF for our total fuel use by 2030. We have made significant progress since then and are pleased that uplifting SAF from HKIA is now a reality with the strong support of the local authorities and fuel suppliers.
“In addition to our launch corporate customers, we have received a very enthusiastic response from other corporates and we welcome other interested companies to sign-up to reduce their indirect emissions from flight-related activities. Climate change is a global challenge and we need to work together to tackle it.
“We see the launch of this Corporate SAF Programme as an important step for us to engage other like-minded organisations, and a first step in sending an important demand signal to the SAF supply chain that there is firm interest in the region, not only from airlines, but also the aviation value-chain all the way to end users for both passenger and cargo transportation.”
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