British Airways launches first carbon-neutral flight to Glasgow ahead of COP26

The flight was powered by sustainable aviation fuel made from recycled cooking oil

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British Airways launched its first ever carbon-neutral flight from London to Glasgow ahead of COP26.

The flight was powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from recycled cooking oil – provided by bp.

The aircraft used was the Airbus A320neo, which British Airways claims produces 20% less carbon emissions and is 50% quieter than the planes it used more than a decade ago.

The fuel was blended with 35% traditional jet fuel to allow it to meet aviation standards and any remaining emissions were offset.

Sean Doyle, British Airways CEO, commented: “By working together with our industry partners we’ve delivered a 62% improvement in emissions reductions compared to a decade ago.

“This marks real progress in our efforts to decarbonise and shows our determination to continue innovating, working with governments and industry and accelerating the adoption of new low carbon solutions to get us closer still to the perfect flight of the future.”