Etihad Airways Awarded ‘Best Environmental Airline’ for 2024

Etihad clinches 'Environmental Airline of the Year' accolade for a record 3rd year

Etihad's Greenliner Boeing 787 aircraft.
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Etihad Airways (EY) has been named the ‘Best Environmental Airline of the Year’ for 2024 by, marking their third consecutive win in this prestigious category.

This accomplishment comes alongside it’s 8th place ranking in the agency’s Top Twenty airlines of 2024, as revealed by Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas.

Etihad Airways has demonstrated its leadership in the push for sustainable flight,” said Mr. Thomas, “The airline’s Sustainability Report 2021-2022 demonstrates the potential advancements to be made in sustainable aviation by a wide range of initiatives, coordinated to achieve a 20 per cent reduction in emissions intensity in its passenger fleet by 2025, cut 2019 net emissions by 50 per cent by 2035, and reach net-zero emissions by 2050.”


Key Highlights of Etihad’s Sustainability Efforts include:

  • Industry-leading testing and innovation programs.
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals compliance in financing.
  • Partnerships for eco-friendly advancements including with Boeing, Safran and NASA for the 2020 ecoDemonstrator program
  • Operational efficiency and tech solutions.
  • Etihad Mangroves Forrest project for carbon capture.
  • Sponsorship of the BGCI Global Biodiversity Standard.