Turkish Airlines starts using SAF on its flights

Turkish Airlines has begun using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on its flights. Aviation fuel obtained from sustainable sources was used for the first time on TK1823 flight that departed from Istanbul Airport for Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport on 2 February.
There are now plans in place to use it on different routes on a wider scale.
SAF that will be used for Turkish Airlines has 87 percent less greenhouse gas compared to fossil fuels.
Turkish Airlines chairman Dr Ahmet Bolat stated: “We are the airline that flies to more countries than any other in the world. This also means we are the airline that introduces its guests to richest biodiversity as well.
“We conduct our work towards achieving sustainability with that mentality and responsibility. Our first flight that uses sustainable resources is a part of that vision. We believe that future generations will continue to be able to discover the world and its preserved beauty with Turkish Airlines. Our efforts focused on protecting our world will continue.”
The fuelling process is also facilitated by Turkish Airlines subsidiary Turkish Fuel Services (TFS).
The SAF sourced from Neste company environmentally friendly product is stored in TFS fuel farm, and gets loaded to aircraft after it gets blended with jet fuel.

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