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Oman Air reinforces sustainability goals with eco-friendly additions

As part of ongoing efforts to increase the sustainability of its onboard experience, Oman Air has redesigned the packaging for its Economy Class earphones, replacing single-use plastic PET foil with a recyclable Kraft paper envelope.

Working with Linstol, a global eco-friendly in-flight products provider, the airline anticipates the change will enable it to eliminate 6.48 tonnes of non-recyclable waste material each year, an amount which equates to saving an estimated 110 trees from deforestation or conserving 207,360 litres of water.

“We are delighted to introduce this latest initiative on board, which represents our ongoing commitment to our planet by reducing the environmental impact of air travel, while ensuring our guests enjoy a comfortable and convenient experience that aligns with their values,” said Con Korfiatis, Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that small changes make a big impact and we continue to look for innovative solutions in all corners of our operations, while promoting and advocating for initiatives that support both the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Oman’s national objectives.”

Oman Air continues to boost its sustainability efforts by integrating eco-friendly materials and cutting waste, thereby supporting the circular economy. Last year, the airline was able to save around 21.6 tonnes of plastic by replacing the wrapping for blankets and mattresses in its premium cabins with an eco-friendlier paper-based alternative, as well as reducing plastic water bottles and cuplets and more efficiently managing its potable water consumption. Meanwhile, it has implemented various emissions reduction initiatives and is actively engaged in fostering the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuels in support of Oman’s strategy to achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050.

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