We know that part of flying responsibly is ensuring that we minimize the environmental impacts associated with our operations—from pre-flight planning to well after our aircraft have delivered customers to their destinations.

Learn about the steps we're taking to reduce the environmental footprint of your trip by lowering emissions, reducing waste and conserving water.

Note to Passenger Footprint: Carbon emissions are allocated between passenger and cargo operations based on weight. Passenger allocation reflects additional weight to support passenger service, such as seats, galleys, catering, etc. There are several methodologies that are used to calculate carbon footprints. For passengers travelling to and from airports in France, the French government requires a separate disclosure of carbon footprint which can be found at http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/aviation/eco-calculateur/decret.php

We also welcome your comments and invite your suggestions as to how we can further improve our environmental performance! Email us at Corporate.Environmental@aa.com.

For more information about American Airline's environmental goals, policies, performance data, and initiatives, please visit the environmental section of our Corporate Responsibility Report.

Partnership for a Sustainable Future

American Airlines and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW Airport) announced a partnership to help improve their collective carbon footprint. Through the newly formed sustainability alliance, the organizations will identify opportunities for innovation in airport operations, resulting in economic and environmental benefits for American, DFW Airport and their customers.

ecoDemonstrator Tests the Technologies of Tomorrow

American Airlines and Boeing showcased a Next-Generation 737-800 airplane, known as ecoDemonstrator, in Washington, D.C., to highlight the testing of environmentally progressive techniques to increase fuel efficiency and reduce airplane noise. Watch the video or Read More

AMR Corporation Recognized In Newsweek's 2012 Green Rankings

AMR Corporation, parent company of American Airlines, recently received the best ranking among U.S. airlines in Newsweek's annual environmental list of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in America. Read More

San Francisco Admirals Club – Built With Sustainability In Mind

In April, American opened a brand-new Admirals Club lounge in the newly renovated Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Read More