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Air France flies from Paris to Canada on cooking-oil blend

The first long-distance flight using sustainable aviation fuel has saved 20 tonnes of CO2 emissions, providing hope for more climate-friendly flights in the future.

An Airbus A350 machine like this one has flown across the Atlantic partially on recycled cooking oil. | Photo: Michel Euler/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

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Tuesday at 3:40 p.m. CEST, Air France Flight 342 took off from terminal 2E at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport with the course set for Montreal and 16 percent sustainable jet fuel in the tank, states Air France-KLM in a press release.

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