(10 May 2022, 11:36 +07)
Etihad Airways has unveiled its new Economy
class soft furnishings and tableware which will be launched on
board in the fourth quarter of the year.
Economy class will feature
larger pillow with a 200 thread-count cotton cover, complemented
by a soft blanket made from recycled plastic.
Etihad’s new dining experience features reusable
tableware made from recycled plastic and eliminates
the use of single-use plastic.
The tray, serving plates and their
lids are part of a closed loop recycling system. At the end of
their lifecycle, they are collected, washed, ground and reused to
make new replacement products.
Etihad’s new Economy Class tableware will take off in Q4 2022
Etihad is also introducing stainless-steel
cutlery in Economy Class, upgrading the dining experience while
also reducing single-use plastic.
In 2019, Etihad committed to remove 80% of
single-use plastic from its operations by the end of 2022 and the
introduction of this new inflight equipment ensures the airline
meets this sustainability goal.
Where possible, Etihad is also
moving towards locally produced items which will further improve
the overall environmental impact of the operation.
Terry Daly, Executive Director Guest Experience,
Brand and Marketing, said, “Etihad is trailblazing when it
comes to sustainability in aviation. Following extensive research
and development through our eco-flights over the past few years,
we’re proud to reveal the first in a series of enhancements to our
inflight experience. Our commitment to sustainability doesn’t come
at a compromise to the quality and thoughtfulness behind Etihad’s
guest experience, and these innovative new products will further
improve our offering. We look forward to rolling out this new
experience across the fleet towards the latter part of the year.”
Etihad also offers Economy Space seating which
provides an additional 4” of legroom as well as neighbour-free
seating, innovative options available for an additional fee.