Kenya Airways Wins Sustainable Flight Challenge Awards for Pioneering Use of SAF

Kenya Airways' SAF Innovation Recognised at Global Awards.

Kenya Airways receives Best Innovation' and the 'Most Impactful Breakthrough' awards at the 2023 SFC.
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Kenya Airways (KQ), the national carrier of Kenya, has been recognised with the ‘Best Innovation’ and the ‘Most Impactful Breakthrough’ awards at the 2023 Sustainable Flight Challenge. The awards were presented in recognition of the airline’s pioneering use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on a long-haul flight from Nairobi to Amsterdam, marking it as the first African carrier to do so.

Sustainable Commitment Highlighted at Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony took place at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on October 3, 2023. Allan Kilavuka, Group Managing Director and CEO of Kenya Airways, expressed his pride in the achievement and reiterated the airline’s commitment to sustainable aviation practices.

The Sustainable Flight Challenge 2023 saw participation from 22 airlines and resulted in an average 19% reduction in CO2 intensity compared to flights operated in the previous month. Other winners included KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, and China Eastern.