Etihad Airways – From Abu Dhabi for the world

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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 18 September 2023

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, was formed in 2003 and quickly went on to become one of the world’s leading airline

From its home in Abu Dhabi, Etihad flies to passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. In recent years, Etihad has received numerous awards for its superior service and products, cargo offering, loyalty programme and more.

In 2019, Etihad committed to remove 80% of single-use plastic from its operation by the end of 2022 and the introduction of new and innovative inflight equipment ensures the airline meets this sustainability goal. Where possible, Etihad is also moving towards locally produced items which will further improve the overall environmental impact of the operation.

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Etihad recently welcomed the A350-1000 to its fleet with its inaugural flight to Paris on the Sustainabile50, carrying a livery in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the federation of the UAE and Etihad's commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The aircraft will join the airline's industry-leading sustainability drive as part of a programme aimed at decarbonising aviation. Formed as a partnership between Etihad, Airbus and Rolls Royce, the Sustainabile50 programme will see Etihad and its partners collaborate on sustainability across a number of areas, including the promotion and commercialisation of sustainable aviation fuel, waste and weight management, and the development of data-driven analysis.

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The Etihad Guest loyalty programme is also a sustainability leader, enabling guests to offset their flights with its Conscious Choices programme launched by the airline earlier this year. Conscious Choices rewards travellers with Tier Miles and additional benefits for carrying less baggage on board and offsetting their flights’ carbon emissions using Etihad Guest Miles.

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The airline offers daily services from Melbourne and Sydney to Abu Dhabi and beyond to over 60 destinations worldwide, including Paris. Flights from Australia are operated in a two-cabin configuration on either our Boeing 777 or Boeing 787 - one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the world.

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