Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Biofuel Blend to Power 75 Alaska Airlines Flights
The Alaska Airlines CEO says the switch to biofuels will foster job growth in a new industry and protect airlines from volatile price swings.
Wednesday, Alaska Airlines will fly 75 commercial passenger flights powered by a 20 percent certified biofuel blend made from used cooking oil.
According to company officials, these flights will lead the way into aviation's next era where airlines help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The CEO of Alaska Airlines says the switch to biofuels will also foster job growth in a new industry and protect the airlines from volatile price swings, a consequence of using conventional fuel.
Alaska Air Group estimates the biofuel blend will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 10 percent, the equivalent of taking 26 cars off the road for a year.