Pegasus Performs Its First Flight in Turkey with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Pegasus Performs Its First Flight in Turkey with Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Pegasus Performs Its First Flight in Turkey with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Managing its operations and activities with the understanding of "sustainable environment", Pegasus Airlines made its first domestic flight between Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and Sabiha Gökçen on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Procuring SAF fuel originating from Neste Corporation from Petrol Ofisi, Pegasus will operate one domestic flight from Izmir every day during March with SAF.

“Reducing the carbon footprint of the aviation industry is critical”

Pegasus Airlines CEO Mehmet T. Nane stated that reducing the carbon footprint originating from the aviation industry is of critical importance on the road to sustainable aviation, and said, “As per the Paris Climate Agreement, to which Turkey is a party, a 2030% reduction in carbon emissions by 50. envisaged. One of the important factors that can make this possible is to increase the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Since 2019, we have been operating certain international flights with SAF. We have carried this practice to our domestic flights in cooperation with Petrol Ofisi. As Pegasus Airlines, we are happy and proud to have carried out our first domestic flight with SAF, which has low carbon emissions and is produced from environmentally friendly and sustainable sources.” He said: “We aim to continue our efforts in the fields of fleet transformation and offsetting projects in the medium term, and in the fields of new technology aircraft and carbon capture technologies in the long term. We will continue to work with all our strength to support sustainable aviation in line with the IATA decision “Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050”.

Petrol Ofisi is at the service of today and the future with its advanced technology products

Emphasizing that Petrol Ofisi leads the sector with its superior product and service quality in every field, Petrol Ofisi CEO Selim Şiper said, “We offer advanced solutions to the needs of today and the future with our advanced technology products that reflect our sustainability approach in marine and aviation fuels as well as on land. Since 2019, with our new generation Active-3 technology fuels, we have been offering fuels that clean the engine in automobiles and commercial vehicles, extend their life, and minimize emissions with higher performance and fuel savings. Likewise, in October 2019, we carried out the first supply of the new generation marine fuel, Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oil – VLSF, in Turkey, within the scope of IMO criteria established in line with global sustainability goals in maritime. With our PO Air brand in aviation fuels; We are a member of IATA and provide aviation refueling at 72 airports in Turkey, and provide service to more than 200 airlines at international standards. We also support the aviation industry with our extensive infrastructure, high HSSE standards, experience and expertise, and we provide uninterrupted service to approximately 0 thousand aircraft per year with the principle of 0 errors and 250 delays.

As one of the most important values ​​and sector leader of the country that was born on this land, we consider it our duty to contribute to Turkey today and in the future, as we have done in the past. Therefore, we are proud and happy to supply the first domestic flight of Pegasus Airlines, one of the most important assets of our country's aviation, with the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel – SAF.”

The road to sustainable aviation

Carrying out its first domestic flight with SAF, a sustainable version of Jet A and Jet A-1 fuel and a clean alternative to fossil jet fuels, Pegasus carries out many studies on the road to sustainable aviation. In line with IATA's "Net Zero Carbon Emissions Until 2050" decision, Pegasus is one of the leading airline companies in the world to make this commitment; It also determined the interim target for 2030. Shaping all its efforts in line with this goal, Pegasus foresees savings of 2025-15% in fuel consumption compared to the previous generation aircraft, within the scope of its strategy to build its entire fleet from Airbus NEO model aircraft in 17. Attaching importance to reducing carbon emissions at their source, Pegasus; It also carries out emission reduction studies at the source of the process, with operational measures such as rejuvenating the fleet, reducing weight in aircraft, and optimizing routes. Within the framework of the principle of transparency, Pegasus started to share the emission indicator from its flights on a monthly basis as of October 2021 on the investor relations website; It plans all these efforts in line with its governance strategy in the field of Sustainability (ESG) and in support of its outputs.

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