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Sustainable Flight

Join us on our Sustainable Flight EY20, from London to Abu Dhabi, on 23 October and help us pioneer a cleaner future for aviation.

For today, tomorrow and forever

Fly greener with us.  

That’s a commitment we stand firm by, and we’d love you to get involved too. Together, we’ll reduce carbon emissions, reduce waste and protect our planet.

We believe in a future of sustainable aviation, and we want you to join us to help make our vision a reality.

From Abu Dhabi for the World. Safely, securely, sustainably.

What is a Sustainable Flight?

Here’s how you’ll be flying greener on our Sustainable Flight.


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in primary carbon emissions


fewer single-use plastics


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Ready to fly greener with us?

The Etihad Greenliner Programme is our commitment to sustainability – with an entire fleet of innovative Boeing 787 Greenliners dedicated to trialling and testing sustainable initiatives in aviation.

As part of that programme, we launched our first Eco Flight back in 2019; to test and develop advanced solutions that tackle key sustainability challenges.

Working with our partners, our Eco Flights enabled us to introduce pioneering products and procedures across our operations, and reduce our impact on the environment.

But our mission to transform the aviation industry doesn’t stop there. On 23 October, we’ll fly our first Sustainable Flight from London to Abu Dhabi, and keep challenging the norms and make flying greener.

From optimised flight routes and flight efficiencies, to using sustainable fuels and managing secondary flight emissions with new partners; our Sustainable Flights have a significantly lower impact on the planet. 

They enable us to reduce our primary carbon emissions by over 70%, create less food waste and reduce the number of single-use plastics on board by 80%.

More efficient engines

Our Sustainable Flight uses GE’s 360 Foam Wash to optimise performance of the engine and reduce CO2 emissions.

Sustainable fuels

By using a blend of up to 40% sustainable fuels, we reduce our carbon emissions as much as possible.

Operational efficiencies

As part of our operational efficiencies, we alter our approach the airport before landing to reduce noise and CO2 emissions.

Contrail control

Contrails significantly contribute to global warming. So, our Sustainable Flight will trial cutting-edge software from our partner Satavia to reduce them.

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Win a seat on our Sustainable Flight

Let’s change the future of aviation together. Tell us in 50 words or less why you want to fly on our Sustainable Flight on 23 October for your chance to win a free seat.

Available exclusively for Etihad Guest members. Not a member? Join now

Entries close 11 October.

Terms and Conditions

The future of sustainability

By choosing to fly with us, you’ve chosen an airline that has made sustainability a pillar of our future growth and expansion.

We’ve invested in modern and fuel-efficient aircraft, retiring our less-efficient planes. 37% of our flights are already serviced by electronic tractors, and by November 2021, our entire fleet will be on E-Tech Log. That means we’ll use less paper as part of our operations.

We continue to review our flight routes to reduce emissions, and we’re planning to keep increasing our use of sustainable fuels in the future.

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How can you get involved?

We’re committed to doing everything we can take to protect our planet for future generations, and we’d love you to join us.

There are plenty of ways for you to get involved and help make flying more sustainable. 

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Ready, (off)set, go

Through our partnership with CarbonClick, you can offset your carbon emissions when you fly and help us support projects that fight climate change. You can even donate your Etihad Guest Miles.

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5kg less baggage

5% less carbon

By carrying just 5kg less baggage, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint by 5%.

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Download it,
don’t waste it

With our handy app, you’ll never need to print your boarding pass again. Instead, download it straight to your phone.

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