All Nippon Airways (ANA) has for the first time agreed to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that was blended in Japan under a public-private initiative led by the Civil Aviation Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).
ANA will procure the blended SAF from ITOCHU Corporation, and will use the fuel on ANA's international and domestic flights from Haneda and Narita airport.
The initiative is a part of the Public-Private Council for the Promotion of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, which was launched last year to encourage decarbonisation of the aviation industry by accelerating the widespread usage of SAF.
The SAF solution to be blended was procured from Neste, the world's leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, and the effort is another step toward Japan's goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, ANA has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. ANA Holdings was established in 2013 as the largest airline group holding company in Japan, comprising 69 companies including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.
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