United Airlines announced Monday it was suspending all scheduled flights to the United States due to the warming of the planet.
The airline’s statement said the decision was made “after careful consideration of the economic and environmental consequences of climate change and its effects on the airline industry.”
“We are working with airlines to provide our customers with the best possible travel experiences, including our continued investments in advanced climate-smart technology, and will work closely with other airlines to support their efforts,” the airline said.
“As a global leader in climate and environmental stewardship, we are committed to working together with the U.S. government and other stakeholders to meet the challenges of climate and the impacts of climate on our country and the world.”
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said the airline is “working with airlines across the country to support our efforts to reduce carbon emissions and accelerate the transition to clean energy.”
United is the second airline in the world to cancel its flights due a climate change-related climate threat.
On March 28, United Airlines suspended all flights between Washington, D.C., and New York City due to global warming.
The announcement came after the company announced in March it had set a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2030.
The New York Times reported in April that the company was on track to achieve that goal by 2020.
United Airlines is a leading airline, serving more than 30 million passengers a year.