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Etihad targets zero net carbon emissions by 2050

Etihad Airways committed to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050 and halving of its 2019 net emission levels by 2035.The company’s ambitious environmental targets will be achieved through a mix of internal initiatives, collaboration with industry partners and adoption of a comprehensive program of relevant carbon offsets, to be developed with specific focus on the requi...

Etihad Cargo IATA CEIV certification opens membership to Cool Chain Association and Pharma.aero

On the back of its recent successes in obtaining IATA CEIV certifications for both its pharma and fresh products, Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has announced an extension of its cold chain global business partnerships by joining the exclusive Cool Chain Association as well as Pharma.Aero. The affiliation with the two cross-industry associations, wh...

New partnership - Etihad Airways and easyJet

Etihad Airways has become the most recent airline to partner with easyJet, one of the world’s largest airlines. This new partnership means customers can purchase tickets through the easyJet worldwide website connecting the two airlines’ networks and opening new and exciting possibilities for travel between Europe, Africa, the Azores and the UAE. The collaboration comes into e...

Celebrating Abu-Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020, Etihad Airways operates Eco-Flight to Brussels

Etihad Airways will mark Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 by operating a special ‘eco-flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, featuring a range of initiatives designed to illustrate the airline’s broad commitment to sustainable practices in the air and on the ground. Flight EY 57, departing at 2.20am on Monday 13 January, will be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft,...

Emirates positive outlook for 2020

Emirates usher in 2020 with a continued focus on strengthening its business across operational, commercial and customer experience metrics, and excitement for Expo2020 – the world’s greatest show - which will open its doors to global visitors from October. Commenting on Emirates’ outlook for the year ahead, Sir Tim said: “In 2020, we’ll continue to leverage...

Emirates to bring its A380 to the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

Emirates is set to showcase its latest flagship Airbus A380 to visitors and spectators on 15 January at the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020. Visitors to the show will be able to tour the popular double-decker’s signature interiors and experience its industry trendsetting products across all three classes, including Emirates’ latest generation Onboard Lounge. Always a popular draw f...

Strata and Leonardo forge cooperation on capability and technical development

Strata Manufacturing and Leonardo S.p.A., have extended their 10-year association by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development and fabrication of composite aero-structure components for major OEM programmes. The MOU will see Strata and Leonardo work to expand their presence in the global aero-structures sector by leveraging their collective e...

Seamless travel, endless possibilities - the winning team announced by Etihad

The winning team for the popular Fikra University competition ‘Seamless travel, endless possibilities’ is announced by Etihad Airways!  After three months of successful roadshows to universities across the UAE and over 280 entries, six finalist teams attended the Demo Day at Abu Dhabi Youth Hub and presented their ideas to a judging committee that included HE Saeed Al Na...

Wizz Air Announces Proposed Establishment of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Holdings announced that it has reached agreement in principle for the establishment of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in partnership with Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company PJSC ("ADDH"). The new airline will be Wizz Air's first airline established outside of Europe.  It is intended that Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will be formed via a joint...

2020: The year for MENA Business Aviation

We are getting close to the end of 2019, a perfect time to look back at what was accomplished this year, as well as great time to put all the important things in your agenda 2020 to be sure to attend the necessary and mustbe!  According to Ali Alnaqbi, Founding & Executive Chairman of the MEBAA, 2020 will be a good year for business aviation in the MENA region. With the MEBAA Sh...

First airline to raise funds tied to United Nations Sustainable Development goals

The first airline to secure funding for a project based on its compatibility with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations is Etihad Airways! Through a partnership with First Abu Dhabi Bank and Abu Dhabi Global Market, the airline will borrow 100 million Euros (AED 404.2 million) to support expansion of the Etihad Eco-Residence, a sustainable apartment complex for the airl...

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for Most nationalities on an aircraft

Emirates made history and created a Guinness world record as we welcomed 145 nationalities on Emirates flight EK2019 in celebration of the 48th UAE National Day and Year of Tolerance. With over 540 passengers celebrating a shared sense of place and pride to call the UAE their home, the one-of-a-kind flight, unprecedented in the industry, was an impactful initiative to showcase the UAE’s...