Newsweek Names United Airlines Top Global Carrier in 2017 Green Rankings

Newsweek Names United Airlines Top Global Carrier in 2017 Green Rankings

United recognized as one of the world's greenest companies

CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines ranked number one among global carriers in Newsweek's 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, one of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world's largest publicly traded companies. United placed 59th among 500 U.S. brands and 100th among 500 global brands, further strengthening the company's position as a leading sustainable airline.

Newsweek's recognition of United's green initiatives follows Air Transport World (ATW) magazine naming United the Eco-Airline of the Year last year for the company's environmental leadership, innovation and action within the industry. Air Transport World has twice named United the Eco-Airline of the Year since the carrier launched its industry-leading Eco-Skies program.

"We are proud to be recognized as a global leader for our environmental stewardship," said Angela Foster-Rice, United's managing director of environmental affairs and sustainability. "We will continue to innovate, in the air and on the ground, as we strive to make United the most environmentally sustainable airline in the world."

United's Eco-Skies program represents the company's commitment to the environment and the actions taken every day to support a sustainable future. Several of United's most-significant environmental achievements include:

For more information on United's Eco-Skies commitment to the environment, visit www.united.com/ecoskies.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 744 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 507 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on 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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