EgyptAir on Monday announced that the flag carrier on Jan 22, will launch the first Green Service Flight in Africa from Cairo to Paris flight which aims at reducing the consumption of single-use plastic on its flights by 90%.
It will replace 27 products made of single-use plastic on its aircraft with environment-friendly products.
“The national carrier’s operation of this flight with environment-friendly services and products is part of the company’s social responsibility and its efforts to reduce environmental pollution and enhance awareness of the harmful effects of using single-use plastics”, said Amr Aboul-Enein, chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company.
The airline will also be offering a 40% discount on this first eco- friendly flight between Cairo and Paris with a special flight logo “Green Service Flight” designed to be placed on all products and materials used during this flight, representing the airline’s vision towards a more sustainable future.
The flag carrier of Egypt is determined to conduct its services with greater efficiency and operate alongside the United Nation’s Sustainable Goals.
As a result, in 2019, the airline set up a focused sustainability committee to ensure environmental targets were a core part of its services.
“EgyptAir is launching many awareness activities about its initiatives for sustainability such as the operation of the longest flight powered by 30/70 blend of Sustainable aviation fuel and conventional kerosene. At EgyptAir, we are committed to the sustainable development of the industry in conducting our business. Our fleet modernization plan contributed to reducing our fuel consumption by 20% and decreasing our total CO2 emission,” Captain Nabil told Simple Flying last December.
In July 2019, a delivery flight of an EgyptAir Boeing 787-9 from Everett, Washington to Cairo, Egypt set a record for the longest flight utilizing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
“Collaborative initiatives have been conducted among the stakeholders of the holding group to promote sustainable practices within our supply chain. We are rapidly advancing in new practices, investing in technology and innovative solutions to enhance our environmental performance. EgyptAir further applies special discounts to its customers with special abilities whether on the international or domestic routes,” he said.