Eleven main airline service and journey firm CEOs despatched a letter to the White Home asking for an finish to ongoing COVID restrictions.
The letter known as for the onboarding masks mandate and worldwide pre-boarding COVID testing to finish instantly as a substitute of the slated deadline of April 18.
The Dallas Morning News reported that an preliminary deadline was set for March 18, till it was delayed an added month by the White Home.
The letter known as for the Biden administration to change their coverage based on complete COVID knowledge and the CDC’s updates on mask-wearing.
Nationwide, masks mandates have been eradicated from public well being coverage as hospitalizations and loss of life charges wane towards widespread pure immunity and excessive vaccination charges within the US.
Included within the letter:
- Ben Minicucci, Alaska Air Group
- W. Douglas Parker, American Airways
- John W. Dietrich, Atlas Air Worldwide
- Ed Bastian, Delta Air Strains
- Steve Struminger, FedEx Specific
- Peter R. Ingram, Hawaiian Airways
- Robin Hayes, JetBlue Airways
- Gary C. Kelly, Southwest Airways
- Scott Kirby, United Airways Holdings
- Brendan Canavan, UPS Airways
- Nicholas E. Calio, Airways For America
“[N]ow is the time for the Administration to sundown federal transportation journey restrictions — together with the worldwide pre-departure testing requirement and the federal masks mandate,” the letter declared, “which are not aligned with the realities of the present epidemiological surroundings.”
Additionally famous within the letter have been the outspoken air journey workers that helped lead the decision for an finish to COVID restrictions — vexed by the enforcement of COVID restrictions.
“Within the spirit of bringing normalcy again to our entrance traces as aviation’s first responders, we ask that you simply take into account lifting the federal masks mandate for airline journey and can transfer expeditiously to revive option to aviation professionals and the flying public.”
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