Country

Colombia

Date

21/08/2013

Entity

LAN

Product

Biofuels

Category

Commercial flight

Summary

​LAN performes first commercial flight on biofuel in Colombia

LAN Colombia (member of LATAM Airlines Group), with the help of the Colombian oil company Terpel, performed the first commercial flight on biofuel in Colombia on 21 August 2013. The aircraft, an Airbus A320, flew from Bogota to Cali with 174 passengers onboard using a fuel blend containing 50% of camelina based biofuel.

This flight is the second initiative of LAN in this area, after the first flight from Santiago to Concepcion in March 2012. The Bogota-Cali route was chosen because the Cauca Valley where Cali is located plays a leading role in biofuel production in Colombia.

Lan points out that Colombia is a privilleged country to produce biofuels, as it has a favorable climate, availability of land for crops and a regulatory framework that stimulates biofuel production and trade.

LAN press release​

Short Description

​LAN performes first commercial flight on biofuel in Colombia

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