Our member airlines work hard every day to provide high-quality customer service, delivering passengers and packages safely to their final destinations. Through the transfer of people and goods, U.S. airlines connect us to cultures and traditions across the world, truly making it a smaller place.
While as passengers we may not always be witness to their great work, the evidence is all around us. In case you missed it, here are highlights from a few of our member airlines last week.
Alaska Air recognizes the importance of environmentally friendly practices and encourages their passengers to do the same. The coffee grounds and filters used to serve Alaska’s 37,000 cups of in-flight coffee per day are composted at airports around the country.
Alaska Airlines serves up 37,000 cups of coffee a day on its more than 900 daily flights, brewed using more than 250,000 pounds of Starbucks coffee each year. Ensuring that those grounds go back into the earth and not into the trash is the goal of a new composting effort at Alaska Airlines.
Congratulations are in order for Atlas Air, who completed their inaugural flight as one of Amazon’s dedicated cargo services last week.
First Atlas Air Boeing 767-300F dedicated to Amazon A Boeing 767-300 converted freighter flight from Seattle to Wilmington, Ohio marked the inauguration of Amazon-dedicated air cargo service being provided on a contract basis by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings.
What could be better than celebrating Hawaiian culture while sharing a love for music and the arts with Hawaiian charter school students?
UPS played a vital role in the 30th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games by transporting and setting up the equipment for this one-of-a-kind event honoring our nation’s heroes.