Thai Airways International is to become the first airline in Asia to fly a commercial passenger flight using biofuels.
On Wednesday, 21 December 2011, THAI will operate its inaugural biofuels flight TG8421 utilizing Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
Then on 22 December 2011, THAI will operate the first commercial (with passengers) biofuels flight in Asia, TG104 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Revenue from this flight will go towards developing renewable energy in Thailand.
THAI is inviting a total of 100 students and professors to join in the special flight TG104.
THAI has received support from petroleum producers, research firms, educational institutions, aircraft and engine manufacturers, and different government bodies affiliated with the aviation industry to develop bio jet fuel for aviation in Thailand.