updated - July 8, 2020 Wednesday EDT
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, said in a press release that the air travel during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period this year is projected to increase 3 percent from the 24.5 million estimated in 2014. The projected 25.3 million passengers that will travel globally on U.S. airlines is the highest number since the Great Recession.
Delta Air Lines Inc. announced in their own press release that it has notified Airlines for America about its plans to leave the trade group next year, saving about $5 million from the annual membership fee. The airline said that the trade group has not supported it in recent years regarding several key issues.