Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced it will commit to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The airline that also runs Scoot and SIA Cargo, will invest in new-generation aircraft and adopt low-carbon technology such as sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).
SIA Group has pursued multiple projects in support of its sustainability goals even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Today, the most effective and direct way for an airline to materially lower carbon emissions is by operating a young fleet of aircraft. The SIA group fleet has an average age of under six years, making it one of the youngest in the world. Over the last year, we have retired 45 older aircraft. We will be gradually replacing them with new-generation aircraft that are up to 30% more fuel efficient, and will substantially lower our emissions in coming years,” a company spokesperson said.
SIA has been a member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) since 2011.
In 2017, SIA launched a series of green package flights from San Francisco to Singapore that incorporated SAF, fuel-efficient aircraft and optimised air traffic management measures.
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