A4A launches website to showcase U.S. airline community involvement, military support, relief efforts and service projects that its members participate in throughout the year
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today launched a new website to highlight the community service and social good that its members and their employees participate in throughout the year, supporting the communities where they work and live.
The website, airlines.org/airlines-give-back, shares the stories of A4A member airlines making an impact through supporting veteran and military families programs; providing educational opportunities and fantasy flights for children in need; working with community building programs, such as KaBOOM! and Habitat for Humanity; and fundraising or raising awareness for medical research to help find cures for cancer and childhood diseases.
“A4A members don’t just fly to cities and towns around the world, they create a global family through their dedication to the communities that they call home,” said A4A President & CEO Nicholas Calio. “Airline employees have volunteered millions of hours working with community service programs, have donated more than 55,000 flights to wounded service members and their families, have delivered 13 million pounds of supplies for relief efforts around the world and have built hundreds of homes and playgrounds across the country. This is the heart of the airline industry.”
Airlines and their employees work hard every day to provide high-quality customer service, delivering passengers and cargo safely and efficiently to their final destination. They also place priority on furthering the global good to support the people and places that mean the most to them. To learn more about the efforts made by each carrier, visit airlines.org/airlines-give-back.
Annually, commercial aviation helps drive $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. U.S. airlines fly 2.4 million passengers and more than 58,000 tons of cargo each day. Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation’s economy and global competitiveness.
A4A works collaboratively with the airlines, labor, Congress, the Administration and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.