By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines has told the U.S. Department of Justice that any person convicted of a disruption on board a flight should be put on the national “no fly” list. In a letter to the Justice Department dated Thursday, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said there should be “zero tolerance” for any behavior that affects flight safety. He noted while such incidents of bad behavior represent a small fraction of overall flights on Delta, the rate of incidents on the airline has increased nearly 100% since 2019. Delta and its industry partner Airlines for America have been pushing since last year for heightened reporting, investigation and prosecution of those who interfere with on-board safety.