In Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways has received the title of Environmental Airline of the Year 2023 for the second consecutive year in the Airline Ratings awards.
The Airline Ratings awards acknowledge the best of the aviation industry and rank airlines on their innovation, route networks and safety score against strict assessment criteria.
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- The prestigious award acknowledges the airline’s commitment to sustainable aviation through innovation and collaboration.
- Etihad ranks third in the ‘Top 10 Airlines’ category. The ranking evaluates comfort, innovation, value, and safety in economy, business, and first class.
- Etihad’s sustainability strategy focuses on emissions reduction, industry alignment, collaboration with the UAE ecosystem and proactive transparency.
- Key initiatives of the airline include the Greenliner program using Boeing 787 Dreamliners and the deployment of Sustainable50 A350-1000 aircraft.
- Antonaldo Neves, Group CEO, Etihad Aviation Group
- Geoffrey Thomas, Editor-in-Chief, AirlineRatings.com
About United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country located in the Middle East, on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south and west. The UAE is a federation of seven emirates, which are Abu Dhabi (the capital), Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah.
- The UAE has a diverse population consisting of both Emiratis (citizens of the UAE) and expatriates from various countries. Arabic is the official language, and Islam is the official religion of the country.
- The UAE has gained recognition for its rapid economic development, which is fueled by its rich reserves of oil and natural gas. Over the years, the country has diversified its economy and focused on sectors such as finance, tourism, real estate, and technology. Cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi have become global business hubs and popular tourist destinations.
- The UAE has earned renown for its modern infrastructure, iconic skyscrapers, luxurious resorts, and shopping malls. It is also renowned for hosting major international events and exhibitions, including the Dubai Expo 2020.
- The country has invested heavily in tourism, attracting visitors from around the world with its world-class attractions and entertainment options.
- The UAE has a thriving cultural scene, showcasing a blend of traditional Arab heritage and contemporary influences. It is home to numerous museums, art galleries, cultural festivals, and traditional markets (souks), where visitors can experience the rich Emirati culture and traditions.
- In terms of governance, the UAE is a federation with a presidential system. The President of the UAE is the head of state, and each emirate has its own ruler. The UAE follows a system of constitutional monarchy and upholds the principles of federalism.
Etihad Airways named Environmental Airline of the Year 2023