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United Airlines wins sustainability outstanding achievement award

16 May 2014

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) company 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 and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a day to 369 airports across six continents. For more information, visit and follow @United on Twitter.


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