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A4A Joins Coalition Releasing Blueprint for Reopening International Travel

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2021 — Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, joined with two dozen industry groups to release a policy blueprint for the safe reopening of international travel. 

“U.S. airlines have been—and continue to be—strong advocates for a risk-based, data-driven approach to safely resuming international travel as laid out in the blueprint,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “We have leaned into science throughout this crisis, and research has consistently determined the risk of transmission onboard aircraft is very low. In fact, the Harvard Aviation Public Health Initiative concluded that being on an airplane is as safe if not safer than routine activities such as eating in a restaurant or going to the grocery store. The science is clear—it is time, if not past the time, for the U.S. Government to take action and reopen travel between the U.S. and low-risk countries.”

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