Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Hi Fly and The Mirpuri Foundation has welcomed European Commission representatives, IATA, airlines, airports, catering companies and manufacturers to witness what is being described as a ‘ground-breaking’ Sustainable Cabin Forum at Sintra, Portugal.

Working in partnership with IATA (International Air Transport Association) and under the patronage of European Commissioner Karmenu Vella, The Sustainable Cabin Forum 2019 was conceived by Hi Fly and Mirpuri Foundation executives in order to develop and share best practices for stakeholders in the field of single-use plastic and cabin waste.


Delegates heard from Hi Fly and Mirpuri Foundation President Paulo Mirpuri and other leading authorities on aircraft sustainability, as well as joining panel discussions on the challenge of removing single-use plastic items from aircraft catering and reducing cabin waste more generally.


The Sustainable Cabin Forum included networking opportunities and the chance to discuss the issues with experts and panelists, as well as the chance to discuss the current regulatory framework with European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella.


Hi Fly and Mirpuri Foundation president Mirpuri said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the Mirpuri Foundation and for Hi Fly to share what we have learned on sustainability in our own efforts and also to learn from our industry friends and partners.


“We are very proud to welcome the Commissioner Vella and hope that this first step is the beginning to move forward together and build a better world for all.”