CHICAGO, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines announced today that it has renewed its partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). United once again will be the official airline of the organization's special events throughout the year.
"United is very pleased to continue its sponsorship of the NAHJ," said Nene Foxhall, United's executive vice president, communications and government affairs. "We welcome the opportunity to be part of the organization's workshops and other activities around the country in support of the professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry."
The United-NAHJ partnership includes support for the 2013 NAHJ Hall of Fame Gala during the Excellence in Journalism conference Aug. 24-26, in Anaheim, Calif., held in conjunction with the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. The partnership also supports the NAHJ Professional Awards and Ruben Salazar Scholarship Benefit in fall 2013; regional professional development and networking events in major cities throughout the country, as well as a number of local NAHJ chapter fundraisers. In addition, United will sponsor a day-long conference on Latin American Issues in the fall.
"NAHJ has no better friend and partner in championing the advancement of Latino journalists than United Airlines," said Hugo Balta, NAHJ president. "Their investment makes it possible for NAHJ to produce the many events and programming that energize and empower our members."United began its support of the NAHJ in 2005. About United United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,472 flights a day to 381 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on nearly 200 aircraft, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates more than 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale investments in its fleet. In 2013, United will continue to modernize its fleet by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company expanded its industry leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new international and 18 new domestic routes. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for nine consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 194 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL. About NAHJ The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ is governed by an 18-member board of directors that consists of executive officers and regional directors who represent geographic areas of the United States and the Caribbean. The national office is located in Washington, D.C. NAHJ has approximately 1,500 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information, visit www.nahj.org.