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American Airlines, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Partner on Sustainability

Dec 7 2012 1:59PM
American Airlines flight departing DFW International (TXZeiss, Creative Commons)
American Airlines flight departing DFW International (TXZeiss, Creative Commons)

Texas-based carrier American Airlines (OTC: AAMRQ) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport said they have formed a partnership as a way to improve their collective environmental footprint.

Through their newly formed sustainability alliance, the organizations said they will identify opportunities for innovation in airport operations, resulting in economic and environmental benefits for American, DFW Airport and their customers.

Ongoing communication through the alliance and its formalised council will provide a forum for better coordination of environmental initiatives, allowing American and DFW Airport to enhance their ability to become more sustainable, the organizations said.

American's Corporate Environmental Department and DFW Airport recently worked together to expand the airline's onboard recycling programme. American's flight attendants began the industry's first onboard recycling program in 1989 and have since recycled more than 12m aluminium cans each year, the airline said.

Through the alliance, the program is now able to support collection of paper, plastic cups and bottles. Flight attendants also collect and recycle corks from wine bottles.

American and DFW Airport said they are hosting a "Flying Sustainably" Expo this week at the airport to showcase their joint and individual environmental initiatives.

Source: (C)1997-2012 M2 Communications

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