SAUDIA Picks Up ‘Highly Commended Nominee’ Award in the ‘Sustainability Initiatives of the Year’ Category
Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, received the Highly Commended Nominee award for the airline’s sustainability initiatives throughout the year.
The category recognizes the trailblazing sustainability-focused initiatives launched to minimize aviation’s contribution to climate change, through cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions.
The initiatives SAUDIA designed and led included a number of wide-ranging and transcontinental projects, including being named one of the First Partners of Saudi Arabia’s Carbon Market program; Introducing a ‘Green Points’ program for passengers; spearheading the first MENA region’s partnership with Lilium for all-electric jets; flying carbon-neutral flights between Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom for the 2022 Sabic London E-Prix Formula E races in London in July of this year, and running the world’s in-flight sustainability lab which resulted in SAUDIA winning the SkyTeam customer engagement category in the SkyTeam Sustainable Flight Challenge.
Commenting on SAUDIA’s latest award, SAUDIA Group’s Chief Marketing Officer Mr. Khaled Tash said: “SAUDIA’s sustainability program is growing exponentially and is focused on embedding green enhancements throughout the entire organization, taking a full 360 approach to aircraft operations and the guest experience,”
Continued Mr: Tash: “We are thankful for the recognition, and we look forward to expanding our initiatives even further.”
The 16th edition of the 2022 Aviation Business Awards took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai on December 8. SAUDIA’s Manager Operations, Mr. Bander Alfowzan was present to receive the award.
SAUDIA currently operates one of the youngest fleets in the skies, with an average aircraft age of 6 years or less, flying to more than 100 destinations across four continents.
In serving as the Wings of Vision 2030, SAUDIA aims to achieve the Kingdom’s target of 100 million visits and pioneer in the field of sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism.