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Delta Air Lines issued the following statement after Elaine Chao was overwhelmingly confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Secretary of Transportation today:

Delta Air Lines congratulates Elaine Chao on her confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. She brings extensive experience and a strong record of policy leadership to the role, and we are looking forward to working with her on the important policies that affect the airline industry, our 80,000 employees, and the more than 180 million customers who choose to fly with Delta each year.