Thai Airways International (THAI), the national flag carrier, will become the first Asian airline to use biofuel to fly its commercial flights, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
THAI President Piyasvasti Amranand confirmed Friday that THAI will launch its maiden biofuel commercial flight in Asia and Southeast Asia, TG104, from Bangkok to Chiang Mai on Dec 22.
Piyasvasti said that the new move is under THAI' Travel Green initiative, which is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy in accordance with King Bhumibol Adulyadej's vision on renewable or "green" energy
to help ease the global warming problem. According to the THAI president, the national airline will also invite some 100 students and professors to join its first-ever bio-fuel commercial flight.
Revenue from this special flight will go to the development of renewable energy in Thailand.