China Airlines to Operate First
Passenger-Carrying Flight Using SAF
China Airlines has confirmed that on 22 May the
flights CI753 and CI754, the round-trip service between Taipei and
Singapore, will become the Taiwan-based carrier's latest sustainability
demonstration flights, refueling with Sustainable Aviation Fuel
(SAF) in Singapore for the return flight.
China Airlines will
become the first Taiwanese airline to operate a passenger-carrying
flight with SAF, setting a milestone for the sustainability of the
Taiwanese transportation industry.
has been named a constituent stock for Emerging Markets in the
“Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)” for seven consecutive
years so far and is ranked No.1 in the global airline industry.
2017, China Airlines became the first airline in Taiwan to use SAF
for the ferry flights of its new A350-900 aircraft. The
next-generation of energy-efficient A321neo passenger aircraft
introduced in 2021 followed suit as well. To date 15 new aircraft
have made their ferry flights on SAF.
For the second sustainability demonstration flight
this year, China Airlines plans to use 10% SAF for the first time
on a passenger-carrying flight. The unprecedented move will
demonstrate China Airlines’ commitment to sustainable development,
leading the way to a future of Net Zero skies.
The Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC)
was held for the first time last year. SkyTeam member airlines
were invited to take part in a friendly competition based on
ecological operations and sustainability. China Airlines won “Best
Sustainable Innovation Cargo” and “Best Employee Engagement” by
pioneering up to one hundred eco-friendly and carbon-reducing
China Airlines is taking part in TSFC again
this year by developing a flight that is friendly to planet Earth
on every level. The in-flight catering menu on flights departing
from Taipei feature exclusive plant-based cuisine from “Yang Ming
Spring”, winner of the Michelin Green Star for two consecutive
Travelers are encouraged to reserve their own “Clean &
Green Plant-based Cuisine” prepared with local seasonal
ingredients before departure. The main for Premium Business class
is Three Cups King Oyster Mushroom & Fragrant Longan Rice, while
Premium Economy and Economy Class passengers are served Braised Plant-based
Meat & Tumeric Rice.
One small step taken by every person is
a leap forward for the airline industry. China Airlines invites
travelers to support the environment by bringing their own
eco-friendly cutlery, cups, and bags to reduce plastic waste.
can also take advantage of online check-in, electronic boarding
passes, and download their own favorite publications through
“Dynasty Sky Reading” before their trip to not only enjoy the
convenience of e-reading and e-services but also cut their paper
All duty-free goods aboard the sustainability
demonstration flight will be sold through pre-orders only.
Travelers can place their orders at “Sky Boutique” from 14 days to
48 hours before departure. The reduction in weight carried onboard
helps to reduce carbon emissions as well.
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