Malaysia Airlines Will Be Flying To S'pore With Fuel Made Of Cooking Oil For The 1st Time

The fuel is made up of about 38% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which is derived from 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as cooking oil.

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Malaysia Airlines will be taking its maiden flight fueled by 'cooking oil' between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore this Sunday, 5 June

In a press release on Monday, 30 May, Malaysia Airlines announced that they will operate the first passenger flight between the two neighbouring countries using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in conjunction with World Environment Day.

The SAF-powered MH603 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore and the MH606 flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur are in line with Malaysia Airlines' commitment to a Sustainable Tomorrow.

The company said the flights are one of many steps to progress towards achieving a cleaner, more viable fuel source for regular flights by 2025.

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Image via The Malaysian Reserve

To celebrate World Environment Day, the airline is giving a 15% discount on flights between the two countries on 5 June

"Guests can book from now until 4 June 2022 to enjoy up to 15% off when they travel on the SAF-powered flights," read the press release.

"To enjoy the discount, the promo code 'SAF2022' must be entered upon checkout [on the] Malaysia Airlines website."

"Guests are encouraged to make their bookings [the] soonest possible as tickets are selling fast. MH603 is scheduled to depart Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) at 12:25, arriving at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) at 13:30. MH606 will depart SIN at 14:40, and arrive at KUL at 15:40."

A prior Malaysia Airlines flight using SAF.

Image via Malaysia Airlines

It stated that the SAF-powered flights will be operated on the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, using a blend of approximately 38% SAF and conventional jet fuel

"Compared to conventional fossil jet fuel, this sustainable fuel option, made from 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials (such as cooking oil), can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%," it added.

While it is the first time Malaysia Airlines is offering SAF-powered flights between Singapore and Malaysia, the company had in December last year between Kuala Lumpur and Amsterdam using the fuel, reported New Straits Times.

The airline partnered with Petronas Dagangan Bhd (PetDag) and Neste — a Finland-based company that produces refined oil products — to make the SAF-powered flight possible.

The flight took off from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on 16 December 2021 and arrived at Kuala Lumpur the next day.

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