Carrier’s A321 aircraft is powered by biofuel and sports an eye-catching leaf design
Turkish Airlines has operated its first flight with a new eco-themed livery.
Aside from the use of biofuel for the journey, the flight featured a number of other sustainable initiatives including the use of recycled kraft tissues, paper cups and wooden salt and pepper shakers.
In addition, pillow covers and blankets were produced with 100% recycled certificated materials.
During the flight, passengers were served complimentary green tea and young fliers were offered FSC-certified wooden toys.
Commenting on the initiative, Turkish Airlines chairman Ahmet Bolat said: “As the national flag-carrier of our country, our aircraft with its new design is now in the skies to underline the importance of sustainability for us.
“By using biofuel, we wish to emphasise the significance of using sustainable aviation fuel as this issue is one of the biggest hurdles facing the aviation industry in its struggle against carbon emissions. Thus, we are supporting the biofuel manufacturing efforts and aim to increase our flights which use biofuel.”
Turkish Airlines is committed to lowering its carbon emissions with new-generation aircraft, while also expanding its operations using biofuel-powered aircraft.
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