Delta Air Lines to rejoin A4A to address issues in commercial aviation

Delta Air Lines has announced it is rejoining Airlines for America (A4A), a US trade organization for passenger and cargo airlines, the company said.

A4A has projected that 47.5 million passengers are expected to fly globally on US airlines over the 18-day winter holiday travel period. An average of 2.6 million passengers will take to the skies each day over the holidays, with daily volumes ranging from 2.2 million to 3 million. That is an increase of 3 percent from the comparable period a year ago. To accommodate the 72,000 additional daily passengers, airlines will offer 88,000 additional seats per day and 884 extra flights per day.

Delta will join Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air Worldwide, FedEx Express, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, United, UPS and Air Canada. The carrier will officially rejoin A4A in 2020.