"Reducing United's emissions through our fuel efficiency programs and helping our customers offset carbon emissions are some of the best ways United can be an environmentally responsible airline," said Angela Foster-Rice, United's managing director of environmental affairs and sustainability.
United's Commitment to the EnvironmentUnited Airlines is committed to leading commercial aviation as an environmentally responsible company by taking actions today that shape an environmentally sustainable future. United was named Air Transport World's Eco-Airline of the Year Gold Winner (2013) because of its accomplishments in fuel efficiency, responsible waste management, and for its leadership in sustainable alternative aviation fuels. The company in 2013 reduced CO2 emissions by more than 925,000 metric tons and exceeded its goal of reducing fuel consumption by 85 million gallons. United is a leader in the advancement and use of alternative fuels, making history in commercial aviation with its partnership with AltAir Fuels to bring commercial-scale, cost-competitive renewable jet fuel to its Los Angeles hub later this year.
To learn more about redeeming miles for carbon offsets, customers may visit www.united.com/offset-miles.
About UnitedUnited Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a day to 374 airports across six continents. In 2013, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 139 million customers. With hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., United operates more than 700 mainline aircraft and, in 2014, will take delivery of 35 new Boeing aircraft, including the 787-9 as the North American launch customer, and will welcome 32 new Embraer 175 aircraft to United Express. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 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, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.