Eco-Skies

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At United, we’re committed to operating sustainably and responsibly. This commitment means we strive to minimize the environmental impacts associated with our operations and continuously look for ways to reduce our footprint in the air, on the ground and at our facilities.

From our CEO



"Innovation and sustainability are twin engines that drive our progress as the most environmentally conscious airline in the world.

United is committed to innovating solutions that we hope will become the expectation for our industry, not the exception.

The measure of our success is the opinion of our children and grandchildren who will look back on our efforts and say that we lived up to our obligations to them in protecting the planet for future generations."

— Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer

Our commitment to the environment

Fuel efficiency and emissions reduction

We’re increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions through technology and process innovation.

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Sustainable products and materials management

We’re improving the sustainability of our products and facilities.

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Sustainable fuel sources

We’re investing in environmentally responsible, low-carbon and sustainable aviation fuels.

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Eco-Skies partners

We’re partnering to promote sustainability and protect our environment.

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Our environmental sustainability projects

Catch a glimpse of the work we do in the sky and on the ground.

Get an overview of our Eco-Skies program with this “Big Metal Bird” episode. Watch here

Learn more about our history-making biofuel flight at Los Angeles. Watch here

These kits are sent to those in need. With hygiene products that reduce the spread of disease, the kits can help save lives.

Our partnership with Clean the World helps those in need. Watch here

Go behind the scenes of our partnership with AltAir Fuels. Watch here

We’ve partnered with college students to create sustainable and stylish travel bags. Watch here

Our Eco-Skies expert tells us more about the innovative program. Watch here

Our environmental initiatives

Read more about our environmental initiatives through the United Hub.

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Corporate Responsibility Report

To learn more about how we support the environment through our business practices, view our Corporate Responsibility Report.

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