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Swissport fuels first ever passenger flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel

For the first time, a commercial carrier has flown an aircraft full of passengers using 100 per cent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

Swissport provided fueling services for the historic United Airlines flight at Chicago O’Hare airport.

On 1 December 2021, Swissport provided fueling services for the first ever commercial passenger flight using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

The United Airlines flight departed with more than 100 passengers from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and landed at Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport.

Swissport played an important role as the into-plane fueling services provider, supporting its long-time customer United Airlines with this milestone towards greener airways.

“Swissport is proud to support United Airlines on this historic event as we work together to make aviation more sustainable,” says Stan Livingston, COO Fueling Service & Aircraft Maintenance at Swissport.

“Sustainable Aviation Fuels are the most measurable solution to reduce aviation carbon emissions in the coming decades.

“It is extremely important for us to provide high quality services while also supporting innovation to change the way air travel impacts the environment.”