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 group’s 2014 Sustainability Report.
These advances have avoided burning 531 million gallons of fuel since 2004, the company says.
Although Air Group’s total emissions increased from 2013 to 2014 as the airline’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 Group’s electric ground service fleet