United has announced details about its new environmental programme called the Eco-Skies Alliance.
The programme will be a collective effort by United and dozens of leading global corporations in purchasing 3.4 million gallons of SAF by the end of this year.
The biofuel is highly effective, emitting 80% less carbon than traditional jet fuel on a lifecycle basis.
This reduction equates to approximately 31,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, enough to fly passengers more than 220 million miles.
The Eco-Skies Alliance is the first of its kind and includes corporations across the globe.
The participation of these companies will reduce the aviation-related environmental impact of their respective industries. It will also promote the production of biofuel and lead to an increase in demand for SAF.
The inaugural companies include Deloitte, Siemens, DHL and CEVA Logistics.
"While we've partnered with companies for years to help them offset their flight emissions, we applaud those participating in the Eco-Skies Alliance for recognising the need to go beyond carbon offsets and support SAF-powered flying, which will lead to more affordable supply and ultimately, lower emissions," said United CEO Scott Kirby.
"This is just the beginning. Our goal is to add more companies to the Eco-Skies Alliance program, purchase more SAF and work across industries to find other innovative paths towards decarbonisation.”
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