WION News - Shashwat Sankranti

The Tata group on May 4 initiated the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), as Vistara became the first airline in India to successfully operate a wide-body commercial domestic flight from Delhi to Mumbai using a blend of 17 per cent SAF to 83 per cent conventional jet fuel.

AirAsia India, a low-cost subsidiary of Air India, followed suit, operating the Pune-Delhi sector on May 19 using an indigenously-manufactured SAF blend.

Upon receiving the AirAsia flight at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, Hardeep Singh Puri, the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, said, “This would be the first domestic commercial passenger flight with SAF blending of up to one per cent in demonstration mode.”

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