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Air Transat using sustainable aviation fuel on two flights. The Canadian airline is making its first two delivery flights with the kerosene blend containing 10% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). It is also a first for the Airbus plant in Hamburg, Germany which produces these aircrafts. Previously, only Airbus customers at the Toulouse, France, and Mobile, Alabama plants were offered the SAF option. The first delivery was an Airbus A321LR aircraft.
“It is an honor for us and a sign of confidence from Airbus to be, together with AerCap, its first customer to take advantage of this new delivery option at its Hamburg plant,” said Jean-François Lemay, President and General Manager, Air Transat. “This initiative is part of our commitment to reducing our own carbon footprint while contributing to the achievement of the airline industry’s ambitious decarbonization targets.”
“We are proud to be the first Canadian carrier to operate carbon-neutral flights, and we will continue to pursue our commitment to providing our passengers with a travel experience that takes account of our environmental footprint,” Mr. Lemay continued.
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