Etihad Airways adopt mangrove tree for every Economy Space seat

Etihad Airways
On behalf of every guest who books an Economy Space seat

Etihad Airways has committed to adopt mangrove tree on behalf of every guest who books an Economy Space seat. This ensures every ‘space’ seat sold is eventually carbon neutral.

The announcement follows the launch of the Etihad Forest, Etihad’s initiative for biodiversity, wildlife and environmental protection. This is through a a network of mangrove and other forests being established in Abu Dhabi and worldwide.

Launched in February 2022, the Etihad Mangrove Forest aims to plant 182,000 mangroves by the first quarter of 2023 in Abu Dhabi. The next phase of the programme is to plant new forests in international destinations.

Mangroves remove up to four times more carbon dioxide from the air than other tropical forests. It helps to fight the effects of of climate change such as coral bleaching and coastline degradation, and supporting biodiversity and wildlife as an essential habitat for fish, birds and other wildlife.

Through the initiative, Etihad will plant one mangrove tree in locations in Abu Dhabi for each economy space seat purchased on any Etihad Airways flight.

Each mangrove planted alone will absorb up to 250kg of CO2 in its lifetime – the same amount produced by an eight-hour flight.

Every guest who books an Economy Space Seat will receive confirmation of their gifted mangrove in the Etihad Forest within ten days of flying. From the email link, guests can track, virtually visit, and see photos and other details of their tree, confirming the carbon offset for their recent travel.

Guests have the option to register their claimed tree so they can easily revisit their tree at a later day.

Economy Space offers generous legroom and more space to relax. It is available only on Etihad-operated flights.

Economy Space can be booked at under “Manage my booking” when checking in online or at the airport. Etihad Guest Platinum members can reserve a seat in Economy Space for free or save 50% as an Etihad Guest Gold member.


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