Etihad Airways: Pioneering sustainable aviation

For FCM, environmentally conscious travel is not an option, but a responsibility.  
We understand the environmental impacts associated with travel, which is why we’ve put sustainability at the core of our customer offering, enabling heightened visibility and facilitating greener choices. We also understand the importance of partnering with suppliers who have a shared focus on sustainability initiatives – like Etihad Airways. 
As the global community continues to grapple with environmental challenges, the aviation industry has recognised the pressing need to adopt sustainable practices. Among the frontrunners in this movement is Etihad Airways. Through a series of innovative initiatives and partnerships, Etihad Airways is proving that sustainable aviation is not just a moral obligation but also a smart business decision. 
Etihad Dreamliner at airport gate

How is Etihad Airways working towards sustainability? 

Etihad Airways actively engages with industry partners, governments, and environmental organisations to drive innovation, share best practices, and advocate for regulatory frameworks that support sustainable aviation. By fostering partnerships, Etihad Airways creates a network of like-minded organisations committed to shaping a more sustainable future for air travel. 

Net zero emissions by 2050 

Etihad Airways understands the impact that flying has on the environment, and the urgency to correct that course for the future. That’s why they pledge to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. In collaboration with industry-leading partners, their sustainability programs use first-of-its-kind technology to tackle climate challenges head-on. 

Etihad aircraft in flight with fighter jets expelling green, red and blue vapour

Energy efficiency and carbon offsetting  

Etihad Airways recognises that reducing carbon emissions is vital to combatting climate change. The airline has made significant investments in modernising its fleet to incorporate fuel-efficient aircraft with advanced technologies, thereby minimising fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Etihad Airways has also implemented a carbon offsetting program, enabling guests to offset the carbon emissions of their flights by investing in projects that promote renewable energy or biodiversity conservation.  

Sustainable fuel alternatives 

One of the key pillars of Etihad Airways' sustainability efforts is the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAF is produced from renewable sources such as plant oils, animal fats, and agricultural waste. Etihad Airways has taken significant strides in promoting the use of SAF, significantly reducing carbon emissions compared to traditional jet fuel. By partnering with biofuel producers and investing in research and development, Etihad Airways is actively contributing to the development of a more sustainable fuel alternative for the aviation industry. 

Eithad aircraft flies over the desert with 6 fighter jets flying below

A more sustainable future for aviation 

Etihad Airways' sustainability initiatives exemplify the airline's dedication to creating a more sustainable future for the aviation industry. Through the adoption of sustainable fuel alternatives, energy efficiency measures, and collaborative partnerships, Etihad Airways sets a remarkable example for other airlines and businesses in the sector. Sustainable aviation is not only a moral imperative but also a smart business decision that drives innovation, enhances brand reputation, and prepares the industry for a future that balances growth with environmental stewardship. 

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