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Air India receives IATA environmental certificate

National carrier Air India has become the first Indian airline to receive IATA Environmental Assessment Certificate (IEnvA), Air India announced on Tuesday.

The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) offers the certification to airlines for adopting international standards and best practices aimed at saving the environment.

“The IATA certification is proof of Air India’s commitment to environmental leadership in the aviation industry in India. The airline is committed to follow through the IEnvA process and embark on the process of certification for Stage two as well,” Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani said in a statement.

Air India met IATA’s IEnvA stage one certification process whose scope covers flight operations and corporate activities.

Air India connects 50 domestic and 34 international destinations.