Thai Airways will be the first Asian carrier to operate a biofuel-powered passenger flight on December 22, 2011.
The flight, operated by a Boeing B777-200 aircraft, will fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, departing at 0920 and touching down at 1040. All revenue from the flight will go towards supporting the further development of renewable energy in Thailand.
But Thai Airways is not the first Asian carrier to experiment with green fuel. Air China, Air New Zealand and Japan Airlines have run their biofuel test flights, and All Nippon Airways (ANA) also plans to do the same soon.
Read more on what each carrier’s green initiatives involve by clicking here and for more on biofuels, view our feature here, which was published in the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific March 2011. For more information, visit www.thaiairways.com