Airline CEOs sent a letter to President Biden Wednesday calling for him to drop his mandatory mask mandate.
Through “Airlines for America,” the CEOs of Alaska, American, Atlas, Delta, FedEx Express, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United, UPS Airlines, and Airlines for America said the mandates “no longer make sense.”
“Now is the time for the Administration to sunset federal transportation travel restrictions — including the international predeparture testing requirement and the federal mask mandate — that are no longer aligned with the realities of the current epidemiological environment,” the CEOs said.
“The science clearly supports lifting the mask mandate, as demonstrated by the recently released CDC framework indicating that 99 percent of the U.S. population no longer need to wear masks indoors.”
Airlines to Biden: Drop the Mask Mandate.— Kris Van Cleave (@krisvancleave) March 23, 2022
10 CEOs of US passenger and Cargo airlines send letter to President Biden calling for an end to the onboard mask mandate and predepature testing rules pic.twitter.com/Xcl1kWJ3pf