United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) has partnered with illy to offer complimentary illy dark roast coffee to its in-flight customers, the company said.
United said illy was chosen because of its sustainability, and because it purchases only from the top one percent of Arabica beans grown directly from growers in Brazil, Central America, India and Africa.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,000 flights a day to 336 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. The common stock of United´s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.