United ranks in Top 50 for Diversity

The carrier continues to build the world’s most inclusive airline

This week, DiversityInc awarded United Airlines with a spot in its Top 50 listicle, honouring its diversity-focused talent acquisition, leadership accountability and a top supplier programme.

The American carrier has been continuously working towards building a more accepting workplace and customer experience. It is precisely through its commitment that the airline promotes and advocates for various underrepresented groups, such as the LGBT+ community, people of different colours, women, veterans and people with disabilities.

“As a global airline, United believes strongly that inclusion and empowerment should be at the forefront of our customer and employee initiatives,” said Lori Bradley, senior vice president of Global Talent Management at United Airlines.

“We are proud of this distinction as the only airline in this group and thank DiversityInc for recognising United’s commitment to diversity.”

United Airlines and Chicago Urban League student exchange sendoff as part of United's work with young people — Newsroom / United Airlines United ranks in Top 50 for Diversity
United Airlines and Chicago Urban League student exchange sendoff as part of United’s work with young people — Newsroom / United Airlines

The award follows the airline’s continuous efforts to promote diversity and inclusion

United has recently announced that it would start offering non-binary gender options during the booking process and in a MileagePlus customer profile. This means that customers can choose the title Mx. Moreover, the airline continues to lead the industry by employing the largest number of female pilots.

“Our fundamental purpose as a company is to connect people and unite the world. That is why we strive to ensure the United family is as diverse as the communities we serve around the globe, representing every background and belief, origin and orientation, colour and creed,” said United’s CEO Oscar Munoz.

“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is more than just a core value; it creates excellence, sparking creativity and innovation, and fostering a welcoming environment where talented people thrive.”

The airline also works with partner organisations to inspire young people of all backgrounds to work towards a more diverse and inclusive aviation industry.