Etihad Airways named Environmental Airline of the Year 2023

Etihad Airways named Environmental Airline of the Year 2023

Airline also ranked third in Airline Ratings’ Top 10 Airlines globally

Etihad Airways has been named Environmental Airline of the Year 2023 for the second year running at the Airline Ratings awards.

The awards, which acknowledge the best of the aviation industry, ranking airlines based on innovation, route networks and safety score, recognised Etihad for its commitment to "sustainable aviation through innovation and collaboration, along with its dedication to drive change".

As well as being crowned Environmental Airline of the Year, Etihad placed third in Airline Ratings’ Top 10 Airlines listing, which recognises superior levels of comfort, innovation, value and safety across Economy, Business and First Class seating categories.

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In its most recent sustainability report released in May 2023, Etihad announced it had achieved a 26% reduction in CO2 emissions per Revenue Tonne Kilometre (RTK). This achievement is underpinned by Etihad’s flagship sustainability initiatives, including the Greenliner programme, which uses the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners as 'flying test-beds' for sustainable fuel, as well as the Sustainable50 A350-1000.

Etihad Aviation Group group chief executive officer Antonoaldo Neves said: “We take great pride in reducing our CO2 RTK by 26%. This achievement is a testament to the dedication and efforts of our team to drive our sustainability agenda and we thank them for their contribution. I'm also very proud of our overall achievements, which go beyond delivering direct CO2 reductions but explore innovative solutions to the broader challenges facing aviation sustainability.”

GET YOUR FREE TRAVEL & TOURISM INSIGHT REPORT PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH DELOITTE editor-in-chief Geoffrey Thomas added: “Etihad Airways has demonstrated its leadership in the push for sustainable flight with its Greenliner Boeing 787 programme and, last year, with its Sustainability50 A350 aircraft. 

"In every aspect, Etihad Airways staff and management are committed to reducing the airline’s CO2 footprint and it shows. The rallying phrase is a million things count in reducing emissions and thus the focus is all-consuming. The airline’s Sustainability Report 2021-2022 demonstrates the potential advancements to be made in sustainable aviation by a wide range of initiatives.”

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