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Airport Tax Hikes Simply Won’t Fly

A more accurate title for a recent piece in the Washington Examiner titled “The first step to fixing busy airports this summer” would be “Higher taxes for anyone who flies.” The reality is airports are looking to make air travel more expensive for everyone who flies even though the coffers are already full. Airport executives […]

No Tax Hike Required: More Federal Tax Dollars Flowing to U.S. Airports

Today the Department of Transportation announced $779 million worth of federal taxpayer grants to fund airport projects across the country.  And there is plenty more to come as, Congress authorized airports to receive $3.35 billion from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and another $500 million from the general fund in 2019 for airport infrastructure. Lawmakers have […]

Flying Towards a Greener Future

On Earth Day we’re all reminded just how important it is for everyone to do their part to create a cleaner, greener future. It’s a mission that America’s airlines are fulfilling every day of the year. A comprehensive approach is needed to address climate issues, and airlines have set an ambitious and innovative course so […]

A4A’s Sophie Ghezai Encourages Girls to Soar to New Heights

Throughout aviation history, women have made their mark on the skies, propelling the industry forward and inspiring girls to continually reach for their dreams. From self-taught inventor E. Lillian Todd to pilots like Amelia Earhart and Helen Richey, women have been pioneers in aviation and role models for girls around the world who dream of […]

40 Years Later: How the Airline Deregulation Act Came to Pass – Part II

Below is Part Two of our series on how the Airline Deregulation Act came to be. To read Part One, click here. Momentum began to build around airline deregulation due in large part to hearings that Sen. Edward Kennedy called. But like any major piece of legislation, a number of things needed to fall into […]

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