It’s no secret, the air travel industry, has been having some problems most recently all the cancellations and delays from Southwest Airlines.
And now, a former airline CEO is shedding some light on the cause of these issues. Oscar Munoz, who used to be the CEO of United Airlines, claims these issues are the result of an “obsolete” air traffic control infrastructure. He was commenting on a study released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) which reviewed the cause of the mass delays and airline cancelations and has released a report on their findings.
The report suggests the problems stemmed from the airlines’ staff shortages and maintenance challenges contributing to cancelations, delays, and disruptions. But, according to Munoz, if you dig a better deeper, the issues stem from an infrastructure that’s falling apart. Saying quote “we have the most outdated and I would say obsolete system in almost the entire world. There are 60 countries at last count that have better and newer updated systems to control air traffic.”