Bangkok Airways to reduce emissions with SAF under new initiative


Bangkok Airways announced that it has signed an agreement to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company (OR) as part of its ‘Low Carbon Skies by Bangkok Airways’ initiative to reduce carbon emissions from aviation operations.

The airline piloted SAF on a recently completed flight between Samui and Bangkok.

“Recently, Bangkok Airways partnered with OR to use SAF on a pilot flight, demonstrating its commitment to clean energy and reducing CO2 emissions. This initiative aligns with global efforts to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, as outlined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA),” said Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, president, Bangkok Airways Public Company.

He further added that the airline aims to contribute to the proliferation of green aviation in Thailand and the region.

Over the past years, the airline has implemented several measures to reduce CO2 emissions, such as efficient aviation fuel use, which in 2023 alone reduced CO2 emissions by 11,321 tonnes, or over 200 kilograms per flight.

The use of SAF on pilot flights further reduces CO2 emissions by approximately 1,346 kilograms per flight, he added.

PTT CEO Disathat Panyarachun said the company’s collaboration with OR and Bangkok Airways in the ‘Low Carbon Skies by Bangkok Airways’ initiative, through the use of SAF will support the aviation industry’s transition towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.

For this inaugural flight, SAF was sourced and imported by PTT International Trading, a subsidiary of PTT.