The collection features 10 3D aircraft models, each showcasing a unique Boeing 787 Dreamliner livery
Etihad Airways has announced the upcoming release of the airline’s first non-fungible token (NFT) collection.
A total of 2003 limited-edition collectibles, symbolising the year when Etihad Airways was established, will go on sale at 6pm UAE time on 21 July 2022. The collectibles include models of Etihad's Manchester City FC and Greenliner-themed livery.
Etihad Aviation Group group chief executive officer Tony Douglas said: “We’re excited to launch our first NFT collection, EY-ZERO1, which not only offers collectors, aviation enthusiasts and travellers a unique work of art, but also provides real-world travel and lifestyle benefits."
Purchasing the NFT will give owners immediate Etihad Guest Silver tier membership for one year, and 10 NFT holders can also win complimentary flights. Owners will also be given advance access to the airline’s upcoming NFT collections, as well as future metaverse products.
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The airline will be giving away 20 NFTs to people who pre-register on etihad.com/zero1 by 16 July 2022. The NFTs will also be available to purchase through the Etihad Guest Reward Shop, enabling the airline’s seven million loyalty programme members to redeem their Etihad Guest Miles to acquire an NFT.
EY-ZERO1 is set to be minted on the Polygon blockchain and Etihad Airways will be partnering with Aerial.is to track the CO2 emissions of the NFTs. The airline will allocate all proceeds from the collection to purchase sustainable aviation fuel in 2022.
NFTs costs US$349 plus tax, available on www.etihad.arcube.io; the sale will close on 18 August 2022 at 6pm local time. For more information, visit www.etihad.com