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DUBAI: Emirates said it successfully flew a Boeing 777 powered by sustainable aviation fuel on Monday, as the Middle East’s largest airline aims to halve its jet fuel consumption.

The Dubai-based carrier has used sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) since 2017, but said its test flight was “the first in the Middle East and North Africa to be powered by 100 percent SAF” in one of the plane’s two engines.

“This flight is a milestone moment,” said Emirate’s chief operating officer Adel Al Redha.

“If by 2030, we get 50 percent of the fuel from SAF, it could be quite a very good achievement,” Al Redha told AFP.

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