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Climate Change

JAL and ANA offer greener flight options

Japan carriers start using sustainable fuel, develop aerodynamism to cut emissions

ANA's aircraft in special green livery (Photo by Hajime Matsumoto)

TOKYO -- In the face of rising concerns about environmental degradation and a global move toward sustainability, two of Japan's top airlines have begun to transform their operations to greener practices.

Japan Airlines (JAL) has started experimentally operating what it calls a net-zero emissions charter flight, while All Nippon Airways has been using a "sharkskin" film that improves a plane's aerodynamics and allows less fuel to be burned.

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