As decarbonization measures become an issue in the airline industry, Japan Airlines will operate regular flights from Haneda Airport to New York using SAF, a next-generation aviation fuel made from plants and other materials, for 14 days to one week.

SAF, which is made from plants and waste oil, is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 80% compared to conventional jet fuel, and the government has set a target of switching 2030% of the fuel used by airlines to SAF by 10.

Under these circumstances, Japan Airlines will operate one regular flight per day from Haneda Airport to New York for one week from the 14th, using SAF for 1% of the fuel.

Japan Airlines plans to switch 1% of all aircraft fuel to SAF in FY1 and increase the ratio of aviation fuel to 11% in FY2025.

Momoko Nishioka, Chief of the ESG Promotion Department, said, "In order to achieve decarbonization, it is essential to switch to sustainable fuels.

There is a movement to require European airports to switch part of aviation fuel to "SAF", and airlines are accelerating their response, but whether they can reduce procurement costs by promoting technological innovation is a major issue.