Etihad Airways announced today that it was able to operate the most sustainable flight ever, taking advantage of the experiences, studies and operational efficiencies that it has developed over the past two years since the launch of its intensive sustainability program. Flight EY20 from London Heathrow was able to to Abu Dhabi reduced 72% of CO2 emissions in absolute terms compared to a similar flight operated in 2019.
The company said in a statement that the flight comes within the framework of the “Etihad Greenliner” program, a two-year partnership between “Etihad” and “Boeing”, during which the two companies use the fleet of “Etihad” Boeing 787 aircraft as a test field to improve many aspects of Sustainability in partnership with leading organizations in the aviation sector.
“The flight generated noteworthy savings, and when (Etihad) pledged to reduce carbon emissions to reach zero, it was recognized that this would not be achieved without constructive cooperation,” said Mohammed Al Bulooki, chief operating and commercial operations officer of Etihad Aviation Group. And the positive between the various partners and stakeholders in the sector, and this is exactly what it (the Federation) has done through the sustainable journey.”
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