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Kenya Airways Joins SkyTeam Sustainable Flight Challenge

Kenya Airways will participate in the inaugural SkyTeam Airline Alliance The Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC). The challenge encourages airlines to participate in a friendly competition to develop and implement sustainable solutions.

TSFC seeks to challenge the aviation industry by stimulating and accelerating innovation and change towards a more sustainable future. The 16 SkyTeam member airlines taking part in the challenge will have an opportunity to implement their most sustainable aviation solutions.

As part of the challenge, Kenya Airways operated a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for the long-haul flight today 14 May 2022, between Nairobi and Amsterdam.

The flight featured advanced technologies and highly efficient aircraft providing a better fuel efficiency of up to 20% compared to other long-haul aircraft.  Passengers aboard the Boeing 787-8 enjoyed a sustainably curated experience with sustainable meals and more.

Kenya Airways participation will focus on environmental conservation and work closely with its partners, suppliers, and guests across the customer journey.

Passengers on the flight participated directly in offsetting the Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions related to their flight to Amsterdam through the voluntary Carbon offsetting tool. The amount collected will support environmental sustainability initiatives projects that IATA has qualified.

The Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC) is presented by SkyTeam to challenge the aviation industry by stimulating and accelerating innovation towards a sustainable future.

Participating airlines will be judged across 14 categories by a panel of international judges from sustainability and aviation sectors on how best to operate flights more sustainably. Winning airlines will be recognised at an award ceremony in June.

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