< PrevNext > 4. Apple Cupertino, Calif. Share 2018 U.S.-Booked Air Volume: $315 millionPrimary Air Supplier: UnitedConsolidated Global TMC: BCDTech giant Apple’s U.S.-booked air volume increased substantially in 2018, according to a BTN estimate. According to an unintended January disclosure of internal data, by United Apple spends about $150 million annually on air travel on United Airlines, including $35 million alone on the San Francisco-Shanghai route with an average 50 business class seats traveled daily. The company’s greenhouse gas emissions generated by business travel increased 14 percent in fiscal year 2018, illustrating Apple’s increase in travel. Apple last year began calculating its emissions differently to better account for classes of service in air travel. For fiscal year 2018, Apple reported 337,340 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent generated by its business air travel and car rentals. Net sales during Apple’s 2018 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2018, increased nearly 16 percent to $266.6 billion. However, revenue for the last three calendar months of 2018, declined 5 percent year over year to $84.3 billion. Apple had about 132,000 full-time equivalent employees at the end of its 2018 fiscal year, up from 123,000 one year before.