oneworld airlines and the environment
We all share one world - and oneworld® member airlines are all determined to do everything they can to care for that world.
Each has its own comprehensive programme for minimising its impact on the environment - programmes which are widely recognised as being among the most responsible and progressive in the industry.
As a cornerstone of this commitment, the alliance's member airlines are in the midst of re-equipping their fleets with a total of more than 1,325 new aircraft that are more fuel efficient, produce less greenhouse gases and are quieter - an investment more than US$150 billion.
Since the year 2000, they have taken delivery of more than 675 of these more environmentally friendly aircraft, worth in excess of US$65 billion, with outstanding orders for another 651 for delivery in the coming years, worth more than US$90 billion.
They are also all active participants and supporters of environmental activities co-ordinated by the international industry bodies - globally by IATA (the International Air Transport Association) and regionally by the Association of European Airlines, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, the USA's Air Transport Association and the counterparts elsewhere.
Many of them are also leading participants in industry efforts to develop cleaner, more sustainable aviation fuels and in groups working towards equitable global approaches towards handling the industry's emissions compliance and trading.
While their efforts are focused on these three levels, oneworld too makes its own contribution to each of their environmental efforts. For instance, oneworld in April 2005 became the first global airline grouping to enable passengers to connect between flights operated by any member airline using electronic tickets only - eradicating each year millions of traditional paper tickets which were thrown away after use.
Also, oneworld airlines are individually and collectively working with authorities responsible for airports and air traffic control (ATC) to address the single largest cause of fuel wastage in the industry - inefficient management of air traffic space.
Airlines connect people, places and cultures and help keep commerce in business. We're proud of that. But we recognise that the freedom air travel brings has an impact. That is why oneworld airlines are leading the industry in minimising the environmental effects of air travel.
Read about some of the key steps each of them are taking. For more information, follow the links to the appropriate sections of their websites.