Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Delta apologizes for 9/11 remarks, which Emirates says caused 'great offense'


Delta Air Lines apologized Wednesday for CEO Richard Anderson's remarks about 9/11 on CNN in response to criticism from Gulf carriers

Anderson mentioned the terrorist attacks in reference to the U.S. airline industry's financial difficulties, noting that the hijackers came from the Arabian Peninsula, the source of the criticism.

"Richard was reacting to claims the gulf carriers have been making that U.S. airlines received subsidies in the form of payments from the U.S. government after 9/11 and the bankruptcy proceedings that resulted," Delta said in an apology. "He didn't mean to suggest the gulf carriers or their governments are linked to the 9/11 terrorists. We apologize if anyone was offended." Read more...

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