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Virgin Atlantic Takes First Flight On A More Sustainable Jet Fuel

By Kristin Hunt

Virgin Atlantic passengers are now flying the skies with a very different fuel source. The airline just piloted an international trip with LanzaTech jet fuel, a sustainable alternative that has never been used in a commercial flight.

The flight took place on October 3 aboard a 747 airplane. It wasn't a quick trek, either. LanzaTech fuel powered a Virgin Atlantic trip from Orlando to London’s Gatwick Airport, a flight that normally takes about nine hours.

Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson was on hand to personally marshall the plane into its gate. He published a celebratory blog post on Virgin's official website after the landing.