Alaska Airlines annouces plans to reduce emissions

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Airlines announced its commitment and roadmap to reduce the company's carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040, and commitments across carbon, waste, and water impacts by 2025.

    Alaska, together with its regional subsidiary Horizon Air, identified the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as the company's most important opportunity for environmental action.

    Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci said "Air travel connects us to our friends and families, helps us understand one another, and helps communities across the globe grow and thrive. But we know that to live our purpose, creating an airline people love, we must operate every day in a way that cares for both people and our planet. That's why we've set out on this bold path to reduce our climate impact near and long term."

    Alaska's roadmap to 2040 includes five focus areas to reach net-zero emissions including Fleet renewal, Operational efficiency, Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Novel propulsion, and Credible, high-quality carbon offsetting technology

     

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