In addition to doing everything it can today operationally to reduce its footprint, Virgin America is also an advocate of longer–term solutions. Virgin America has partnered with leaders in the sustainability community to find new and better ways to improve our environmental efforts and reduce our footprint.

Virgin Group:

The Virgin Group, a minority investor in Virgin America, re-invests 100% of its profits from Virgin America and other transport businesses into renewable fuels and resource efficiency businesses and research in order to combat climate change.

To learn more about the Virgin Group’s sustainability efforts, click here. To view “The Big Red Box,” a video highlighting sustainability from Virgin Group CEOs, click here.

Teammate-led Green Team & Community Ties: 

Virgin America’s teammate-led Green Team looks at every area of our operation, in the air and on the ground to reduce our footprint. To learn more about our Green Team, click here.



Virgin America is a proud member of CERES, a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and public interest organizations that works with companies to address sustainability challenges.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group:

As a member of the SAFUG  since 2010, Virgin America believes that the development and commercialization of sustainable aviation biofuels is the key to a carbon neutral future for our industry and supports government and industry efforts to bring  affordable aviation biofuels into the fuel mix,.

Virgin America partners with to offer guests the ability to offset the carbon footprint of their flight, as well as to offset our headquarters footprint each year. The airline selected offset projects that focus on U.S. based carbon emissions reductions. As with all projects supported by, the projects are independently validated and verified. For more on our carbon offset program, click here.

The Climate Registry:

The Climate Registry is a nonprofit collaboration among North American states, provinces, territories and Native Sovereign Nations that sets consistent and transparent standards to calculate, verify and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions into a single registry.


Virgin America is proud to partner with NatureBridge, an organization that fosters environmental literacy to sustain our planet. Through hands-on environmental science programs in nature’s classroom, NatureBridge brings science to life for more than 30,000 children and teens each year and advocates for effective environmental education in schools.