Malaysia Airlines to Operate Flight Running on Sustainable Fuel to Singapore

Malaysia Airlines to Operate Flight Running on Sustainable Fuel to Singapore

Flights in the future are about to be much greener!

Future flights are on track to becoming even more sustainable with new breakthroughs in green technologies.

On 5 June 2022, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will be operating its first passenger flight that runs on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in conjunction with World Environment Day. This sustainable fuel option is fully made from renewable waste and residue raw materials such as cooking oil, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%. 

While this isn’t MAS’ first experiment with the SAF — the first being a return leg from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in December last year, this will mark its first commercial flight powered by sustainable fuel, and you can actually be one of its maiden passengers!

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SAF-powered flights

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Scheduled to run between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, the SAF-powered flights will be operated with the Boeing 737-800 aircraft. During this 2-hour round trip journey, the plane will use a blend of about 38% of SAF and conventional jet fuel. 

The airline is also running a promotion where guests can enjoy up to a 15% discount if they opt to travel on the SAF-powered flights. From now until 4 June 2022, simply input the promo code ‘SAF2022’ upon checkout on MAS’ official website.

The flight codes are MH603 and MH606 for the outbound and inbound flights between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) respectively. The outbound flight departs KUL at 12.25 pm and arrives in SIN at 1.30 pm while the inbound flight departs SIN at 2.40 pm and arrives back in KUL at 3.40 pm.

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Through these efforts, MAS reaffirms its commitment to a Sustainable Tomorrow, marking significant progress toward achieving a cleaner and more viable fuel source for regular flights by 2025.

Would you give this new kind of flight a try? 

Featured image credit: Adib Wahab | Flickr

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