The Abu Dhabi-based airline won the 'Environmental Sustainability Innovation of the Year' award
Etihad Airways has won the 'Environmental Sustainability Innovation of the Year' award at the CAPA Centre of Aviation annual Environmental Sustainability Awards for Excellence in Singapore.
The airline’s sustainability initiatives include the Greenliner programme using the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners as flying test-beds, and the Sustainable50 A350-1000 launched earlier this year.
Etihad is also partnering with a range of organisations to reduce its CO2 emissions, the latest partnerships being with World Energy and SATAVIA to help bring the 'Book and Claim' system for carbon off-setting to fruition.
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Previously, in 2021, Etihad Airways launched the first consumer-focused ‘green’ loyalty and rewards programmes to incentivise its passengers to make more environmentally friendly choices. The carrier’s ‘Conscious Choices’ programme offers loyalty points for passengers opting to offset the emissions from their travel and carry less baggage onboard. In addition, its corporate-focused programme, ‘Corporate Conscious Choices’, was added to facilitate corporate partner sustainability goals, offering options to purchase SAF, carbon offsets and a ‘green’ surcharge.
Etihad Airways head of Sustainability and Excellence Mariam Al Qubaisi said: “2022 has been an important year for us with many milestone achievements that we are proud of. We enter into 2023 with a continued commitment to collaborating with our partners to support the industry in its mission to achieve net zero by 2050.”
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CAPA content and marketing director Marco Navarria added: “The CAPA Aviation Sustainability Awards for Excellence uses a range of independent data and analysis to recognise those airlines and partners in the travel chain who have demonstrated clear leadership, innovation and commitment to sustainability initiatives. These winners are helping to generate the positive momentum that is needed to drive the whole industry forward towards its environmental goals.”
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