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Lufthansa will operate its first carbon neutral cargo flight

German flag carrier Lufthansa is set to operate its first carbon neutral cargo flight on Sunday.

Photo: Lufthansa Cargo

The flight will operate on Frankfurt-Shanghai route and will be operated by a Boeing B777 Freighter.

LH8406 will depart from Frankfurt at 08:10, flying non-stop to Shanghai, where it is expected to land at 01:55.

As it is a carbon-neutral flight, it will not use the generally used fossil fuels. The flight will solely depend on Sustainable Aviation Fuels.

“With this flight, we are committed to the increased research and use of SAF so that sufficient quantities of the alternative fuel will be available in the future… Lufthansa Cargo takes its corporate responsibility very seriously and is actively taking measures to meet this responsibility and relieve the environment.”, commented a Lufthansa spokesperson.

The airline will use the flight to highlight the need to improve the production and infrastructure needed by Sustainable Aviation Fuels.

What is Sustainable Fossil Fuel?

Sustainable Aviation Fuel(SAF) stills releases CO2(Carbondioxide) when they are burnt. The difference between Fossil Fuels and SAF is that SAF are active part of the carbon cycle. The CO2 given off by the flight will have been taken in by the plants used to create the SAFs when they were grown. Equally, the next batch of crops will also take carbon out of the atmosphere.

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