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Sustainable Flights

Our Sustainable Flights enable us to test and develop advanced sustainability solutions and charter 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?

As part of the Etihad Greenliner Programme, we launched our first Eco Flight back in 2019, and later our Sustainable Flight in October 2021.

Those flights enable us to test and develop advanced solutions that tackle key sustainability challenges.

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

38%

powered by sustainable fuels

-70%

in primary carbon emissions

80%

fewer single-use plastics

100%

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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.

Working with our partners, the programme has enabled us to introduce pioneering products and procedures across our operations.

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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One mangrove for each guest on our Sustainable Flight


For every seat sold on our Sustainable Flight, we have chosen to adopt a mangrove for three years in Abu Dhabi’s lush Jubail Mangrove Park - the first self-contained educational, nature and leisure destination of its kind in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Mangroves are not only important to Abu Dhabi’s biodiversity; globally, their soils hold 6.4 billion tonnes of carbon. In three years, just one mangrove will capture 12.3kg of CO2, which is approximately 3,700 kg of CO2 from all the guests on board our Sustainable flight.  

Learn more about the Mangroves.

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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