Airline Emirates has announced that it has launched a new range of initiatives to make its fleet more environmentally-sustainable.

Airline Emirates has announced that it has launched a new range of initiatives to make its fleet more environmentally-sustainable.

According to Aero-News, the carrier’s ‘Emvironment’ programme will include a staff awareness campaign, goals to reduce energy consumption and waste and more recycling.

“Emirates is committed to acting responsibly and sustainably in the interests of our customers, our business, the environment and the 100-plus destinations we serve worldwide,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates chairman and chief executive.

The new A380 recently launched by Emirates has been billed as the most environmentally-friendly plane in existence on a per-passenger basis.

Emirates is the seventh-largest airline in the world in terms of international passengers carried and has become the largest carrier in the Middle East.

Based in Dubai, the airline specialises in flights to India, serving ten of the country’s airports.

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