Airlines Operating Plastic-Free Flights Are On The Rise

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Etihad Airways and Hi Fly have both operated single-use plastic-free flights. On a single-use plastic-free flight, airlines use no single-use plastic at all. This is definitely great news for the environment. Nonetheless, such a flight also poses some unique challenges for the airline operating it.


Etihad’s plastic-free flight

UAE’s second-largest airline Etihad did something very special to honor Earth Day. The airline operated its first flight free of single-use plastics. Flight EY484 departed Abu Dhabi on April 21st and arrived in Brisbane, Australia on April 22nd. April 22nd is officially known as Earth Day.


Etihad Aviation Group’s Chairman stated that the airline’s plastic-free flight “is an extension of Etihad’s pioneering environmental efforts. Inaugurating 2019 with the locally sourced biofuel flight and the operation of the longest single-use plastic free flight are testament to our commitment to leading effective change towards sustainability.”

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Posted: 23 Apr 2019 12:02:48

  
  

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