News Jun 24, 2021

Icelandair Takes Steps to Reduce the Airline’s Environmental Footprint

This Iceland-based airline reduces its annual use of disposable plastic by 20 tons

Icelandair recently launched a corporate responsibility strategy that helps further their commitment to the environment and aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals. Reducing the airline’s environmental impact is a priority of Icelandair, and they are implementing new initiatives to put sustainability first. 

The airline’s newest project aims to reduce the use of single-use plastics onboard – Icelandair passengers used 1.6 billion bottles of water in 2019, and the airline plans to continually decrease this number by using 20 tons less of plastic per year. Great onboard service will remain the same and every passenger will still receive water free of charge. 

Icelandair hoped to begin this drive in 2020, but changes in onboard service due to COVID-19 safety measures caused a slight delay. Now, they are ready to focus on creating a greener and more sustainable future for both the airline and the environment. This change will help Icelandair become a sustainable leader in the airline industry. 

More About Icelandair: Icelandair has operated out of Iceland since 1937 and has since then become a great option for cross-Atlantic flights, in addition to a leading airline for flights to and from Iceland. All flights back and forth from Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport serve 25 destinations in North America and more than 25 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K., and Continental Europe. Each and every flight on Icelandair is safe and reliable, and the service on all trips will not let you down.