06 July 2022 11:25, UTC
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Etihad Airways, the nationwide airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has introduced the launch of its first non-fungible token (NFT) assortment, ‘EY-ZERO1.’
UAE’s Nationwide Airline Jumps on the NFT Bandwagon
In response to a press launch from in the present day, the utility-driven NFT collection options ten extremely detailed 3D plane fashions, each showcasing a novel Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner livery. A complete of 2003 limited-edition collectibles, symbolizing the yr when Etihad Airways was launched, will go on sale at 6 pm UAE time on 21 July. Every NFT can be priced at $349 plus tax and the sale will shut on 18 August at 6 pm UAE time. The collectibles embody Etihad’s Manchester Metropolis FC and Greenliner-themed plane, amongst others. Purchasers of an Etihad NFT can be granted Etihad Visitor Silver tier membership for a yr, whereas 10 NFT holders will win flight tickets. Holders can even be given advance entry to approaching NFT collections in addition to future metaverse merchandise which the corporate has deliberate as a part of its Web3 technique. Commenting on the event, Tony Douglas, Group CEO at Etihad Aviation Group, mentioned:
“We’re excited to launch our first NFT assortment, EY-ZERO1, which not solely gives collectors, aviation fans and travellers a novel murals, however supplies real-world journey and life-style advantages with Etihad Airways.”
Flying Over the Power-Effectivity Route
The NFT assortment can be minted on the energy-efficient Polygon blockchain, in partnership with Aerial.is to trace the CO2 emissions of the NFTs. Along with offsetting your complete carbon footprint of the challenge, the airline mentioned it could allocate all proceeds from the gathering to buy sustainable aviation gasoline in 2022.