WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2015 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today announced that Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of American Airlines, will become the chairman of the A4A board of directors, effectively immediately.
“Doug has been a tireless advocate for the airline industry, its customers and its employees, and we look forward to working with him in his new role,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio
Calio thanked former United Continental Holdings Chairman, President and CEO Jeffery Smisek for his service to the airline industry and the A4A board of directors both as a director, and most recently as chairman of the board, and welcomed incoming United CEO and President Oscar Munoz, who will join the A4A board.
“We thank Jeff for his years of service to the industry and its trade association and appreciate his insight and leadership as chairman of the A4A board,” Calio said. “We look forward to having Oscar Munoz join our board. He has considerable transportation experience and will be a great addition.”
Airlines for America (A4A) members are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and UPS. Air Canada is an associate member.
A4A advocates on behalf of the leading U.S. airlines, both passenger and cargo carriers. A4A works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, federal agencies, the Administration, Congress, labor and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.