A4A’s Earth Month Flight Path
April 15, 2022
U.S. airlines are committed to growing greener and meeting aggressive sustainability goals to protect the Earth and build a brighter future for future generations. During April, which has become known as “Earth Month,” Airlines for America (A4A) and U.S. airlines are re-affirming our industry-wide commitment to make operations more sustainable.
U.S. airlines connect the world, transporting over 2 million passengers and 65,000 tons of cargo per day. In fact, the industry drives 5 percent of the nation’s GDP while accounting for just 2 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. And A4A and our member airlines are committed to doing more and taking bold steps, including achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Caring for the planet and being good stewards of the Earth can’t be limited to a single day or month. U.S. airlines continue to do their part today and every day to be leaders in sustainability by pioneering and investing in innovative technologies and practices. This includes our efforts to lead the development and deployment of sustainable aviation fuel and a shared “challenge goal” with the Administration to make three billion gallons available for use in 2030.
Throughout April, A4A will share the many ways our members are doing their part to preserve the planet and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across communications channels and media platforms with creative multi-media assets and videos, features in national publications and more.
The U.S. airline industry is exceptionally proud of our record on sustainability and of the important work that is being done to further our environmental goals. We look forward to sharing more about how our carriers are flying green and making the skies cleaner.
For more information about our member airlines’ sustainability initiatives, visit AirlinesFlyGreen.com and the links below.
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Atlas Air
- Delta Air Lines
- FedEx Express
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- United Airlines
- UPS Airlines
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