Alaska Airlines has recently launched 75 commercial passenger flights in the United States, all powered by biofuels. The company is convinced that the aviation will surely enter a new era, where all airplanes will be powered by sustainable fuels. This way, the environmental impact will be significantly reduced.
Currently, two maiden biofuel-powered flights have left Seattle on Nov. 9 for Washington, D.C., and Portland, Ore. Along with sister carrier Horizon Air, Alaska Airlines will use 20 percent blend of sustainable biofuel made from used cooking oil on select flights for the next few weeks.
“This is a historic week for U.S. aviation. The 75 flights that Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air will fly over the next few weeks reflect our longstanding commitment to environmental responsibility and our belief that sustainable biofuels are key to aviation’s future,” Alaska Air Group Chairman and CEO Bill Ayer said.
The company owns a fleet of Boeing 737s and Bombardier Q400sm, being the most fuel-efficient and one of the youngest.