KLM, Delta Airlines, Schiphol Group and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have jointly announced the launch of intercontinental KLM flights fueled by second-generation biofuel.
After an opening ceremony at the Green Space at Schiphol’s Pier E, a biofuel-powered flight departed for New York’s JFK International Airport. It was the first of weekly biofuel flights between the two airports.
In a special event launching the flight series, Jos Nijhuis, CEO of Schiphol Group, said the flights are the next step in sustainable innovation for the airport.
“It is our duty as partners in the aviation industry to stir innovation and to create new solutions which will make aviation more efficient and more sustainable,” Nijhuis said. “That is why we support KLM in this pioneering project that will help pave the way for climate-friendly aviation, one of the strategic pillars of our corporate responsibility policy.”
Second generation biofuel is made from spent deep-frying oil, and does not have a negative effect on biodiversity or the global food supply.
Source: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol