U.S. Airlines Celebrate Black History Month
February 28, 2023
This Black History Month, Airlines for America’s members have shared their support for diversity, equality and inclusion, recognizing Black aviators who have made significant and lasting contributions to the industry. At A4A, we are proud to join our members throughout the month honoring the impact and contributions Black Americans have made in aviation. Throughout February, A4A’s member airlines have taken time to celebrate these stories and achievements. We are pleased to share a few of the many ways our members commemorated the month:
Alaska highlighted their Air Group Black Employees, Allies & Advocates (ABEA) business resource group as one of their 12 resource groups that create a culture of belonging at Alaska & Horizon Air.
American Airlines shared the important steps they have taken to break down barriers across the industry over the past year. “As a global leader, we understand our incredible responsibility to continue giving voice, visibility, opportunity and support to our Black team members and customers,” American posted across social media channels.
Atlas shared stories from employees throughout the month including 767 Captain Cyprian Honore story on what Black History Month means to him.
Delta partnered with Black & Abroad to share travel guides featuring destinations where travelers can learn more about Black History and celebrate Black culture worldwide.
FedEx shared how they are partnering with change-making organizations that are committed to bringing social justice, including HBCUs Support, The National Urban League, The National Civil Rights Museum and Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC).
Throughout the month JetBlue crewmembers shared how they’re honoring their heritage. In the social media post below Crystal S., a Senior Analyst shares how she celebrates her Black culture.
Southwest highlighted their partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to invest in workforce development programs within the industry.
United celebrated Montague Sr., Montague Jr. and Tremayne – three generations of Black Americans who have worked on the ramp for a combined 81 years of service!
UPS asked employees what Black history means to them and shared the answers through a series of Twitter posts.
For more information on how the airline industry is contributing to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world visit A4A’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page.
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