Vietnam Airlines join sustainable aviation fuel club

Vietnam Airlines operated its first Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)-powered flight from Singapore to Hanoi on May 27, becoming the first Vietnamese airline to use alternative fuels. SAF is made from sustainably sourced renewable waste and residues such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. It is a proven solution reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over the fuel’s life cycle, compared to using fossil jet fuel. Over the past time, the airline has carried out various measures to cut carbon dioxide emissions such as using new-generation aircraft, optimising its flight network, and keeping close tabs on fuel consumption and emissions. Thanks to the efforts, it was able to slash nearly 70,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2023, or 50% higher than the previous year.