Kenya Airways first African airline to fly long-haul on Eni’s SAF

May 25, 2023 |

In Kenya, Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) becames the first African airline to use SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) provided by Eni for a long-haul flight. KQ will be participating in the second edition of the Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC), an initiative of SkyTeam. The initiative is a friendly competition between SkyTeam member airlines.

The Boeing 787-800 (B787-8) Dreamliner, that took off Thursday from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol, is the first Kenya Airways flight powered also by Eni Sustainable Mobility’s sustainable aviation fuel. For this flight, JetA1 fuel is mixed with Eni Biojet, produced in the Eni’s Livorno refinery by distilling the bio-components produced from the Gela biorefinery.

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