3 April 2014
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air said they have announced aggressive 2020 sustainability goals, pledging to decrease fuel consumption by 20 percent, use a sustainable aviation biofuel at one or more airports and increase its recruitment of military veterans.
These are among a series of goals and accomplishments highlighted in Alaska Air Group´s newly released 2013 Sustainability Report, which summarizes the company´s progress on environmental, social and economic goals. The complete report is available online at www.alaskaair.com/sustainability.
Among the most significant accomplishments made since the airlines´ last Sustainability Report are improvements in fuel efficiency, which saved Alaska Air Group more than 10 million gallons of fuel since 2011. The airlines also cut waste by 50 percent per passenger, saving nearly 2,900 tons of recyclables that otherwise would have gone to landfills. In all, the airlines have reduced their greenhouse gases by more than 30 percent per revenue mile since 2004 as part of the company´s efforts to be a greener neighbor within the communities where it flies.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com.