By Maximilian Clarke
This Thursday (22nd) Thai Airways International (THAI) is set to become the first airline in Asia to fly a commercial passenger flight using biofuels to support the Company’s Travel Green initiative, which is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.
THAI will operate the first passenger biofuels flight on December 22nd from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Passengers will consist of 100 students and professors who have been invited to join the special flight. Revenues from the journey will go towards developing renewable energy in Thailand.
“THAI has developed an important project on sustainability, in line with His Majesty the King’s vision on renewable energy,” commented Mr. Piyasvasti Amranand, THAI’s President. “As the national carrier, THAI is opting to operate a commercial flight using bio jet fuel as one way to help reduce global warming and carbon dioxide emissions. We are hoping to pioneer the use of bio jet fuel in Asia and Southeast Asia, which hopefully other carriers in the region will follow suit.”
THAI has received support from petroleum producers, research firms, educational institutions, aircraft and engine manufacturers, and different Government bodies affiliated with the aviation industry to develop bio jet fuel aviation in Thailand.
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