Saturday, 2 July 2011

Thomson Airways first to fly using biofuel mix

British airline Thomson Airways will become the first British airline to power its planes using a blend of traditional airline fuel and cooking oil. The first flight will take place between Birmingham and Palma on 28th July 2011.

The maiden voyage will be followed by plans to introduce the flights on a weekly basis in September and for this to incorporate Birmingham to Alicante in the winter schedule. Managing Director of Tui Travel, Chris Browne is quoted as saying

"As sustainable biofuels become more commercially viable, Thomson Airways plans to expand its use of sustainable biofuels across its fleet over the next three years," managing director Chris Browne said.

TUI Travel hope to cut their carbon emissions by six per cent by 2014.

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