We would like to express our gratitude to Congress for passing legislation that will bring our membership back to full strength as we participate in the mission of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Also, thanks to everyone who participated in our call to action to contact lawmakers about this vitally important issue.
The funds allocated to American Airlines have made it possible for 19,000 of our colleagues – including more than 1,240 pilots – to return to active status, which will have widespread economic benefits. Airlines for America estimates that every airline job generates more than 13 jobs in related fields such as hotels, restaurants, and rental cars.
This bipartisan effort will also increase the capacity of the airline industry to help drive economic recovery as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
Once again, thank you for all of your support.
Capt. Eric Ferguson, APA President
Representing the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines