Malaysia Airlines has announced that it will operate its first passenger flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in June.
The first flight – MH603 – linking the two cities will take place on 5 June, with the return leg, Singapore – Kuala Lumpur on flight MH606 departing the same day, to coincide with World Environment Day.
The flights mark significant progress towards achieving a cleaner, more viable fuel source for regular flights by 2025, the airline said.
38% SAF blend
MH603 is scheduled to depart Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) at 12:25, arriving at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) at 13:30. MH606 will depart SIN at 14:40, and arrive at KUL at 15:40.
The dedicated SAF-powered flights will be operated on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, using a blend of approximately 38 per cent SAF and conventional jet fuel.
Compared to conventional fossil jet fuel, SAF, which is made from 100 per cent renewable waste and residue raw materials (such as cooking oil), can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 per cent.
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