United Airlines announced today that it has renewed its partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and will be the official airline of the organization’s special events throughout 2014.
“United is looking forward to its eighth consecutive year sponsoring NAHJ as the organization celebrates its 30th anniversary,” said Nene Foxhall, United’s executive vice president, communications and government affairs. “We are pleased to help advance the important work of NAHJ, which provides scholarships, internships, fellowships and training to hundreds of journalists in media outlets throughout the nation.”
The United-NAHJ partnership includes “Newsmaker” level sponsorship of the 2014 NAHJ Annual Multimedia Convention & Career Expo, to be held Aug. 7-9 in San Antonio, as well as title sponsorship of a full-day conference in Mexico City on Latin American issues, scheduled for October 2014. United also will sponsor local NAHJ chapter and regional events around the country throughout the year.
“I’m excited and grateful for United Airlines’ generous sponsorship,” said Hugo Balta, NAHJ president. “United Airlines is an invaluable partner, which makes it possible for NAHJ to reach as many members as possible across the country.”
United initiated its support of the NAHJ in 2006.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,300 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. In 2013, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 139 million customers. United is delivering a more flyer-friendly experience, offering more premium-cabin flat-bed seats and extra-legroom, economy-class seating than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S. global carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi, including on long-haul overseas routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on more than 200 aircraft, with more live television access than any airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and, in 2014, will take delivery of 35 new Boeing aircraft and welcome the E175 aircraft to United Express. Business Traveler magazine awarded United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2013, and readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United’s MileagePlus program the Best Frequent-Flyer program for 10 consecutive years. Air Transport World named United the Eco-Aviation Airline of the Year Gold Winner in 2013. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 195 countries via 28 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world.
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ is governed by an 18-member board of directors that consists of executive officers and regional directors who represent geographic areas of the United States and the Caribbean. The national office is located in Washington, D.C. NAHJ has approximately 1,500 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators.