Delta to Rejoin Industry Trade Group Airlines for America

By Paul Riegler on 18 December 2019
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Airlines for America, an industry trade group representing major U.S. carriers, announced that Delta Air Lines will rejoin the group in 2020.

Delta left the association in 2015, citing differences on the direction of the industry, including the future of the U.S. air traffic control system. The association advocates replacing the FAA’s role in air traffic control with a non-profit modeled after Nav Canada.

“The $5 million that Delta pays in annual dues to A4A can be better used to invest in employees and products to further enhance the Delta experience, and to support what we believe is a more efficient way of communicating in Washington,” the airline said in a statement at the time.

The trade group is welcoming Delta back with open arms.

“We are a stronger association with Delta as a member,” said Nicholas Calio, CEO of the group.

Other A4A members include Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, FedEx Express, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, and United.

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