This is an unprecedented time for us all. It is heartwarming to see how, even with social distancing, the world is coming together in so many ways. We wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the aviation industry for their dedication to keeping flights and airports operating.
As part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, airports must remain open. We are so proud of the team at AVL – from custodians and maintenance professionals, to our operations specialists and public safety officers, guest services clerks, IT team members, parking attendants and many others. They are showing up, working hard to implement enhanced operating requirements and doing their part.
Airlines are also working hard to keep flights flowing for those who need them – even with this temporary reduction in travelers. We are witnessing great dedication from flight crews, ground handling teams, ticket agents, the Transportation Security Administration, the FAA air traffic controllers, aircraft maintenance workers, fuel providers and more. And we can’t forget the service providers, such as our restaurant professionals, rental car agents and others who are important members of the team.
Many of the people who are keeping the aviation industry open and operating – including flight crews – live in western North Carolina, and are our friends and neighbors. On behalf of AVL, we want to thank them very publicly for their hard work.