UK-based Thomson Airways is getting in on the alternative fuels trend. It became the first UK airline to fly passengers using biofuel Thursday with a flight from Birmingham, England to Arrecife in the Canary Islands.
As Huffington Post Travel previously reported, the use of alternative fuels by airlines has been gaining steam. Other European carriers like Lufthansa, KLM and Finnair have also launched biofueled flights.
“This is a very exciting day for Thomson Airways and a further step in our commitment to invest in sustainable aviation biofuel,” Chris Browne, Thomson Airways’ managing director said in a press release. “Most strikingly, sustainable biofuel has the potential to reduce aviation emissions by up to 80% in the long term.”
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