British Airways flew a ‘perfect flight’ using recycled cooking oil


British Airways’ first passenger flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel made with recycled cooking oil flew from London to Glasgow on Sept. 14, 2021.

British Airways just flew what’s it’s calling a “perfect flight” using recycled cooking oil. The airline said Tuesday’s Flight BA1476 was its first passenger flight “directly powered by sustainable aviation fuel, provided by bp, blended at 35% with traditional jet fuel in accordance with technical aviation specifications.” That sustainable aviation fuel was made with the recycled oil.

British Airways called the flight “carbon-neutral,” noting that remaining emissions were offset.

“This flight offered a practical demonstration of the progress we’re making in our carbon reduction journey,” British Airways Chairman and CEO Sean Doyle said in a statement.

“By working together with our industry partners we’ve delivered a 62% improvement in emissions reductions compared to a decade ago.” A similar flight to Edinburgh in 2010 served as a benchmark for comparison.—AP

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