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Alaska Airlines to Operate 75 Flights from Seattle Using Biofuel

Features & Advice | Kate Rice | November 07, 2011

Alaska Airlines to Operate 75 Flights from Seattle Using Biofuel

Alaska Airlines will fly 75 commercial passenger flights in the U.S. powered by biofuel, starting this week. The first two flights will depart Seattle on Nov. 9, one for Washington D.C., and one for Portland, Ore. Alaska Airlines and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, will continue to operate select flights between Seattle and the two cities over the next few weeks using a 20 percent blend of sustainable biofuel made from used cooking oil that meets rigorous international safety and sustainability standards. “Commercial airplanes are equipped and ready for biofuels,” said Bill Ayer, Alaska Air Group chairman and CEO. “To the biofuels industry, we say: ‘If you build it, we will buy it.”

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