Statement from A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio

WASHINGTON, December 15, 2020 — Statement from A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio:

We congratulate Pete Buttigieg on his nomination by President-Elect Biden for Department of Transportation Secretary. Mayor Buttigieg has been engaged with transportation for many years, and we look forward to working with DOT under his strong leadership as we resume connecting American communities, families and businesses with each other and with the rest of the world. U.S. airlines have always been critical to our nation’s economy and infrastructure. Now, as our nation looks toward the future, A4A and our member carriers stand ready to collaborate with the new administration to help speed the recovery of our industry, the nation and the world from the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.

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