Building a More Sustainable Airline
American's sustainability strategy is aimed at reducing the environmental impact of air travel. Our goal is reaching net zero emissions by 2050, together with our customers and industry partners. We also strive to provide environmentally conscious options and benefits to our valued corporate and agency customers.
Doing Our Part
We're acting on our commitment to minimize the impacts of air travel on the environment in a number of ways, from our many operational initiatives, sustainable products and technologies, to playing a leadership role in helping decarbonize the broader airline industry.
Innovative and Impactful Sustainability Efforts
Reduction in cumulative metric tons of carbon emissions due to sustainable aviation fuel purchases.
Gallons of sustainable aviation fuel we have committed to purchase from Neste.
Year we plan to achieve net zero carbon emissions along with our oneworld® partners. We were one of the first U.S. airlines to set a net zero 2050 goal, and oneworld® is the first and only global alliance to set this goal.
Explore more sustainable actions American is taking by clicking the arrows in the carousel below. You can also click here for a full overview of our sustainability efforts.
The Youngest Fleet Among U.S. Network Carriers
Amount invested in new, more efficient aircraft since 2013. Our fleet renewal is the most extensive in the history of the aviation industry.
Reduction in cumulative tons of carbon emissions due to improved fuel efficiency through 2019.
New, more fuel-efficient aircraft acquired since 2013. Modern aircraft are able to save fuel due to lighter weight materials, aerodynamics and more efficient engines.
Gallons of fuel saved annually once our fleet is repainted with our new non-mica Silver Eagle paint.
See how having the youngest fleet among U.S. network carriers helps American reduce carbon emissions by clicking the arrows in the carousel below. You can also click here for a full overview of our fleet renewal initiative.
Helping You Reduce Your Impact
We know the effect of air travel on the environment is top of mind for many of our customers. That's why we’re here to help you reduce the impact of your air travel – through insightful tools and innovative industry partnerships. From carbon emission dashboards and verified carbon offset options, to sustainable aviation fuel agreements, American is committed to working with you to minimize your carbon footprint.
Working with our Partners and Customers
We continue to collaborate with our partners, our customers and organizations across the industry to move toward more sustainable travel.
We have committed to purchase 9 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel from Neste over the next three years.Read more +
We have partnered with Deloitte to advance the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to reduce emissions from aviation.Read more +
This agreement covers 3 million gallons of fuel and is believed to be the largest SAF collaboration between a freight logistics company and an airline.Read more +
Cool Effect connects our customers with options for offsetting the carbon emissions associated with their flights.Read more +
American and the rest of the oneworld® member airlines have committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.Read more +
Our Partners: Joint Businesses and Alliances
Our joint business partners have established programs to further our collective commitment to sustainability across the air travel industry. Together, our partnerships will continue to offer you innovative ways to help protect and conserve our planet’s resources when you travel.
Sustainability News & Information
Continue to learn more about our environmental efforts and what we’re doing to address the pressing global challenge of climate change.