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SIA and Cathay sign MOU to collaborate on sustainability initiatives

Felicia Tan
Felicia Tan • 2 min read
SIA and Cathay sign MOU to collaborate on sustainability initiatives
The MOU was signed by SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong and Cathay CEO Ronald Lam in Dubai. Photo: Bloomberg
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Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Cathay have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work on a wide range of sustainability initiatives.

The MOU was signed by SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong and Cathay CEO Ronald Lam in Dubai at the sidelines of the 80th International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual general meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport summit.

According to the joint statement, agreement seeks to advocate for the development and use of sustainable aviation fuel in the Asia Pacific (Apac) region and to share best practices to boost sustainability performance.

“As part of our collaborative ethos of ‘Greener Together’, we actively seek like-minded industry leaders for strategic partnerships in transitioning to sustainable aviation. Our collaboration with Singapore Airlines C6L -

aims to accelerate and support the development of the sustainable aviation fuel supply chain in the region, fostering a reliable sustainable aviation fuel ecosystem to enable the industry to achieve its long-term decarbonisation goals,” says Lam.

“Cathay was one of the first airlines in Asia to set a target of 10% sustainable aviation fuel for its total fuel consumption by 2030, and we are undertaking a multi-pronged approach to contribute to the aviation industry’s transition towards a greener future,” he adds.

“Singapore Airlines is committed to embedding sustainability in all aspects of our operations. At the same time, we recognise that we cannot achieve our targets alone. Our partnership with Cathay signifies our mutual ambition to enhance collaboration in sustainability initiatives in the Apac region. Together we are helping to set the foundation for a more sustainable aviation industry, and ensure that future generations continue to reap the benefits of air travel,” says Goh.

See also: SIA Group says passenger traffic rose 7.2%, as SIA and Scoot carried 3.2 mil passengers in June

As at 4.22pm, shares in SIA are trading 8 cents higher or 1.18% up at $6.88. At the same time, shares in Cathay Pacific Airways are trading 6 HK cents lower or 0.72% down at HK$8.30 ($1.43) on the HKEX.

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