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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation Awards United the 2014 Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Award for Travel Suppliers
CHICAGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines this week was honored with a Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Award as a travel supplier by the GBTA Foundation and Project ICARUS. The Foundation recognized United for outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering industry-leading sustainability programs, products and services.
"This is a great honor for United and reflects the growing importance of sustainability to our corporate customers," said Angela Foster-Rice, United's managing director of environmental affairs and sustainability. "As part of our Eco-Skies commitment, we continue to take actions to reduce our impact on the environment by promoting the use of biofuels, rolling out more sustainable products and working with our customers and business partners to promote sustainability."
The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association, the world's premier business travel and corporate meetings organization. Project ICARUS is a GBTA Foundation initiative and is the most widely recognized and respected Corporate Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility program within the global business travel and meeting industry.
United Airlines has demonstrated leadership in environmental initiatives by establishing ambitious, leading-edge programs. United's recent achievements include:
For more information on United's commitment to the environment, visit www.united.com/ecoskies.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a day to 369 airports across six continents. In 2013, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 139 million customers. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and, in 2014, will take delivery of 35 new Boeing aircraft, including the B787-9 as the North American launch customer, and will welcome 27 new E175 aircraft to United Express. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 195 countries via 26 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.
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