KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) has today witnessed the successful operation of its inaugural flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by partnering with Petronas Dagangan Bhd (PetDag) and Neste.

The national carrier said the flight marked the airlines’ commitment to leverage on SAF, the cleaner and more viable energy option for regular flights by 2025.

The MH7979 flight operated on the Airbus 330-200 aircraft departed Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 12:55 pm local time (yesterday) and arrived in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 9 am local time today.

The inaugural flight used a blended mixture of about 38 per cent SAF made from used cooking oil and conventional jet fuel.

MAB said the successful operation was a testament to the supply deal between PetDag’s marketing and trading arm in Europe, PETCO Trading (UK) Ltd, Neste, a renewable diesel producer, and SAF refined from waste and residues.

MAB’s parent company, Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), had recently partnered with PetDag to explore potential collaborative opportunities that advance sustainability, including the supply and adoption of SAF at KLIA. Read more