We Fly Greener: By the numbers

With more than 1,200 flights transporting more than 130,000 passengers every day, we are conscious of our environmental footprint. We’re always looking for ways to reduce the burden we place on the planet from eliminating plastic straws on our flights to partnering with Neste, a leading producer of renewable fuels.

But it’s hard to wrap your head around tens of millions of tiny straws or visualize millions of gallons of fuel. The truth is, the numbers in our latest Sustainability Report add up to make a difference.

We did the math to see how far those straws would reach if we lined them up end-to-end, or how many flights we could power with the fuel we saved. Below are our findings.

Want to join us in flying greener? Share or embed this infographic, offset your travel and learn more about our commitment to sustainability.

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  1. I absolutely loved your infographic on sustainability. Not only did it tell the story of just how eco-friendly Alaska is, but it is designed beautifully! I especially loved how the cities in the infographic related to s Alaska’s ANC, SEA, PDX, SFO, and LAX bases. It is such a relief to know that big companies are making a continuous effort to make the planet a better and greener place. Keep up the great work Alaska!

  2. have you seen our environmental impact if the airlines went “TREE FREE “- check it out at emeraldbrand.com

  3. Proud to be a Mileage Plan member of a company that is aware of environmental issues.

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