On 15th December, Emirates Airline
will trial a new environmental programme as it executes a cross-polar green
flight on the airline's first flight from Dubai
to San Francisco.
Emirates is working closely with government agencies in Dubai, Russia, Canada and the United
States to plot the most environmentally-sophisticated trip possible to save fuel and carbon emissions on the 16-hour non-stop service.
The airline will use the new ultra eco-efficient Boeing 777-200LR to service the San Francisco-Dubai route as part of the airline's multi-billion
dollar investment in economic and environmental efficiencies. The direct route at San Francisco International Airport will create a critical
connection between the Bay Area and Dubai, a growing destination for business and tourism.
To ensure a more fuel-efficient route, the flight will utilise new corridors of Russian airspace - this special accommodation followed negotiations
and was thanks to the support of the Russian Government. The EK225
"Emvironment" flight will depart Dubai at 8:55 a.m. on 15th December and
land in San Francisco at 1 p.m. local time the same day.
"Emirates is seeking to reduce the environmental impact of our operations wherever we can and our Emvironment inaugural flight to San
Francisco is a perfect example of these ambitions,” said HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.
" The longest green flight efforts gives us the opportunity to trial
measures that make a real difference to eco-efficiency, and we will take back learnings that will help us continue improving on our operations."
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