“There is no substitute for the power that travel has to connect people, which our world needs today more than ever before. As we connect customers around the globe, it is our responsibility to deliver on our promise to bring people together and ensure the utmost care for our environment,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO. “The time is now to accelerate our investments and establish an ambitious commitment that the entire Delta team will deliver.”
Delta said the aviation industry accounts for roughly 2 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Delta’s carbon footprint comprises the company’s largest environmental impact, with 98 percent of emissions coming from its aircraft.