Delta To Exit A4A In 2016

Delta Air Lines has confirmed it will leave US airline lobby group Airlines for America (A4A) next April, citing differences over the decision to move air traffic control (ATC) out of the FAA to a non-profit organisation.

Delta Air Lines has confirmed it will leave US airline lobby group Airlines for America (A4A) next April, citing differences over the decision to move air traffic control (ATC) out of the FAA to a non-profit organisation.

In a statement, A4A said Delta’s departure wasn’t unexpected due to the airline disagreeing with other A4A members on certain industry issues, including the need to modernise and improve the US' ATC system.

Delta spokeswoman Kate Modolo said the $5m that the Atlanta-based airline pays annually to A4A “can be better used to invest in employees and products to further enhance the Delta experience” as well as support “a more efficient way of communicating in Washington on issues that are important to Delta customers and employees.”

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