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SOURCE United Airlines
CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today released its annual Corporate Responsibility Report highlighting the company's work to operate a socially, environmentally and financially responsible business in a way that benefits its customers, employees, investors and the environment they share. United's employee relief efforts during Superstorm Sandy, its commitment to its hub community organizations and the accomplishments of its EcoSkies® environmental program are just a few of the actions featured in the report.
"Throughout our hubs and the cities where we operate, we are committed to supporting diverse programs and organizations that benefit our people and our communities," said United's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smisek. "We are proud of United's commitment to running an environmentally and socially responsible airline."
The report is available online at crreport.united.com. Highlights from 2012 include:
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,446 flights a day to more than 370 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on 200 aircraft, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale investments in its fleet. In 2013, United will continue to modernize its fleet by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company expanded its industry-leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new international and 18 new domestic routes. Business Traveler magazine awarded United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for nine consecutive years. According to the 4th annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in May 2013, United has the most saver-style award-seat availability among the largest U.S. global airlines. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 194 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
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