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Finnair’s first biofuel flight on Monday

05 Aug 2019, 20:16 ( 4 Months ago) | updated: 06 Aug 2019, 11:00 ( 4 Months ago)

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The national flag carrier Finnair is scheduled to operate its first biofuel flight backed by its ‘Push for Change’ carbon-decreasing initiative on Monday, said a press release.

The second flight will follow on Wednesday and both the flights departing San Francisco Airport bound for Helsinki will be flown with a biofuel mix of 12 per cent, reducing the total C02 emissions for the two flights by approximately 32 tonnes.

“The launch of our Push for Change initiative was an important step for Finnair in order to provide our customers with the opportunity to conveniently offset or decrease the emissions from their travel,” said Finnair Communications & Corporate Responsibility Senior Vice President Arja Suominen.

“So far, we have been pleased with the early phases of the initiative and we are now excited to move forward and fly our two first biofuel flights supported entirely by the Push for Change contributions. We naturally hope that customers will be increasingly willing and interested in using the service in the future as well,” Suominen added.

Finnair’s biofuel partners in San Francisco are SkyNRG and World Energy, while Shell Aviation has provided logistics and supply chain support for the project. The sustainable biofuel is produced from used cooking oil in California, which does not compete with food production or the agriculture industry.