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As a part of its makes an attempt to realize carbon-neutral flying, Etihad Airways has pledged to plant a mangrove tree for each passenger who books an Economy Space seat on the airline.
According to Etihad, every mangrove tree planted will take in as much as 250kg of CO2 all through its lifespan, the identical quantity created by an eight-hour journey. As a consequence, the airline claims that each Economy Space seat bought will ultimately be carbon impartial.
Etihad Forest, Etihad’s effort for biodiversity, wildlife, and environmental conservation by way of the institution of a community of mangroves and different forests in Abu Dhabi and all over the world, was launched in February 2022.
Before the subsequent a part of the marketing campaign to increase new forests abroad begins, the airline plans to plant 182,000 mangrove bushes in Abu Dhabi by the primary quarter of 2023. According to Etihad, mangroves take away as much as 4 instances extra CO2 from the environment than different tropical forests.
“In addition to our own sustainability aspirations, we made a commitment to assisting our customers and partners in travelling more sustainably and empowering them to make informed choices,” mentioned Mariam Al Qubaisi, Etihad Aviation Group’s head of sustainability.
“With the latest evolution of our sustainability programme to plant a mangrove on behalf of every passenger who books an Economy Space seat,” Al Qubaisi continued, “we’re simplifying the process so that anyone may fly responsibly.”
When in comparison with the airline’s common economic system seat, Etihad Airways’ Economy Space gives extra premium options corresponding to extra legroom and area. It is simply accessible on Etihad Airways flights. Other cabin visitors can nonetheless take part within the Etihad Forest venture by redeeming Etihad Guest Miles within the airline’s Reward Shop.
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