Alaska Air Group Reduces Emissions Intensity 30%
Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced its mainline flying emissions intensity by one-third over the last 10 years through fleet advancements and flight technology, according to the groupâ€™s 2014 Sustainability Report.
These advances have avoided burning 531 million gallons of fuel since 2004, the company says.
Although Air Groupâ€™s total emissions increased from 2013 to 2014 as the airlineâ€™s traffic increased 6.5 percent, its emissions intensity decreased by 2 percent (as measured per revenue passenger mile).
Other report highlights include:
- 2,200 tons of material was collected for recycling inflight
- 47 Boeing 737 jets received new winglets, reducing emissions by 500 metric tons per aircraft per year
- More than 200 new electric vehicles were installed at Sea-Tac Airport, nearly doubling Air Groupâ€™s electric ground service fleet
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