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Korean Air inks 5-year deal to buy sustainable aviation fuel from Shell
Korean Air Lines Co. has signed a five-year deal to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from the British firm Royal Dutch Shell plc. beginning in 2026 to help combat climate change.
According to Korean Air, it will receive SAF from Shell at major airports in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East regions.
The Korean flag carrier will continue to explore partnerships with other global oil firms to secure SAF for Europe and the United States.
In November 2017, Korean Air became the first Korean airline to employ SAF on a flight between Incheon and Chicago. It started using SAF on flights between Incheon and Paris in February of this year.
SAF, also known as alternative aviation fuel, is made from basic materials such as used cooking oil, home garbage, and industrial waste gas.
In the aviation sector, SAF has become a crucial instrument for reducing carbon emissions since, when compared to fossil-derived jet fuel, it may do so by as much as 80 percent.