As part of the relationship, United is expected to implement new employee training scenarios to make travelling a positive experience for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
By the end of this year, more than 60,000 United frontline employees will undertake new training modules that reflect Special Olympics' insights. Through this commitment, United will also travel to Chicago for Special Olympics’ 15th anniversary celebrations and the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, Seattle.
In other parts of the US, United will be represented at Special Olympics events where customers and employees live and work.
Oscar Munoz, CEO, United Airlines, commented, “Special Olympics embodies United's spirit of inclusion and connecting the world."
Timothy Shriver, chairman, Special Olympics International, added, "Expanding our relationship with United will help provide a platform to drive inclusion throughout its network, aiding our efforts to create a more inclusive world."