This August, Finnair flew its first “Push for Change” biofuel flights from San Francisco to Helsinki. The initiative aims to decrease carbon emissions.
The flights both departing from San Francisco Airport on the 5th and 7th of August flew with a biofuel mix of 12 percent, reducing the total CO2 emissions for the two flights by approximately 32 tons. The sustainable biofuel is produced from used cooking oil in California, which does not compete with food production or the agriculture industry.
“This is an important step for Finnair to provide our customers with the opportunity to conveniently offset or decrease the emissions from their travel”, says Arja Suominen, senior vice president of Communications & Corporate Responsibility at Finnair.