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As a part of its makes an attempt to attain 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 end result, the airline claims that each Economy Space seat offered will finally be carbon impartial.
Etihad Forest, Etihad’s effort for biodiversity, wildlife, and environmental conservation via 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 following 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 occasions extra CO2 from the ambiance 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 financial system seat, Etihad Airways’ Economy Space presents extra premium options reminiscent of extra legroom and area. It is barely out there on Etihad Airways flights. Other cabin friends can nonetheless take part within the Etihad Forest undertaking by redeeming Etihad Guest Miles within the airline’s Reward Shop.
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