Delta’s Bad Week in the News

Madhu Unnikrishnan

April 1st, 2021 at 11:16 AM EDT


Georgia’s controversial new elections law caused a public relations nightmare for Delta Air Lines and its CEO Ed Bastian, whose first, tepid comment on the law caused immense blowback and calls to boycott the airline. Bastian reversed course and issued a more forceful condemnation, inviting Governor Brian Kemp’s fury. Airline Weekly’s Madhu Unnikrishnan and Edward “Ned” Russell discuss the perils that lie in wait for companies when they weigh in on thorny social issues and why CEOs increasingly feel compelled to have an opinion on social and political matters.

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Madhu Unnikrishnan

April 1st, 2021 at 11:16 AM EDT

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian (left) speaks to Skift Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan at the Skift Global Forum 2019. 

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