Save for later Print Download Share LinkedIn Twitter Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has refueled with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time outside of its home hub. In a Jul. 10 statement, the airline revealed it had used SAF supplied and blended by supermajor ExxonMobil at Singapore’s Changi Airport on four flights to Hong Kong and Malaysia’s Penang last month. Cathay Pacific has previously only used SAF supplied by Shell and PetroChina on flights from Hong Kong. “By expanding the uplift of blended SAF onto selected commercial flights at Changi Airport as well as our home hub, we hope to strengthen SAF awareness across the Asia-Pacific region and send a strong signal to the supply chain that there is firm demand for SAF from airlines," said Cathay Group CEO Ronald Lam. The airline is targeting 10% SAF use across all its operations by 2030. A lack of policy support means SAF take-up has been much slower in Asia-Pacific than the US and Europe.