Malaysia Airlines To Launch First Commercial Flight Powered By Cooking Oil To S’pore This Sunday

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source: Oneworld

Malaysia Airlines has revealed that on Sunday (June 5), which is also World Environment Day, it will conduct its first passenger flight utilising Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

This will be a return flight between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore using a Boeing 737-800.

These flights, as per the flag carrier, restate the airline’s pledge to a Sustainable Tomorrow and represent significant progress in achieving a concise, more feasible source of fuel for daily flights by 2025.

Malaysia Airlines welcomes visitors to commute on the following SAF-powered flights on June 5, 2022:

  • MH603 Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Singapore (SIN) – Departing 12:25, Arriving 13:30
  • MH606 Singapore (SIN) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Departing 14:40, Arriving 15:40

Passengers can save 15% on these SAF-powered flights by using the promo code SAF2022. Guests are encouraged to make their bookings as quickly as possible while seats are still obtainable.

source: Airportia

Malaysia Airlines had actually launched its first trip with SAF from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in December of last year on an Airbus A330-200.

The flight was loaded with 77 tonnes (77,300kg) of SAF fuel, which is made up of 100 percent sustainable enegy and residual materials such as used cooking oil and animal fat wastages.

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and SAF, supplied the fuel.

source: Neste

This initiative demonstrates the national flag carrier’s dedication to using SAF as a greener and more workable energy alternative for regular flights by 2025.

source: Airportia

MH7979 took off from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam at 12.55pm local time, carrying 77 tonnes of fuel and a 38 percent saf blend mixture. It landed at KLIA at 9 a.m. local time.

The procedure was facilitated through a collaboration between Petronas Europe’s marketing and trading arm, PETCO Trading (UK) Ltd, and Neste.

source: Airbus

Earlier this year, in France,   upon starting the experiment from the Toulouse-Blagnac airbase, the French company announced that the A380 had flown for three hours fueled by a sustainable use cooking oil composition.

The A380 is the world’s biggest passenger plane, with two decks. The jet’s power test was conducted at 08:43 a.m. on Friday, March 25.

During the flight, 27 tonnes of SAF were consumed.

Locally, netizens were quick to ridicule the idea in the comment section, leaving a bunch of nasty messages and questions which were promptly deleted as other users chided them.

One user simply noted that the concept was only shot down as citizens generally harboured mistrust over local airlines, saying that the masses would likely react better to the matter had it been the initiative of another country.

The fact of the matter is that if SAF-powered plans become the new common procedure for local airlines, citizens may be looking at cheaper and greener flights indefinitely, which will help reduce the country’s carbon footprint and avoid oil wastage.

source: Airlines.IATA

What do you think? Would you want to board a cooking oil-powered flight?

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