WASHINGTON, November 15, 2017 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended Senate leaders and the Finance Committee for their work on a proposal to deliver comprehensive tax reform to American businesses.
We thank the Senate, under the leadership of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Majority Whip John Cornyn, Republican Conference Chairman John Thune and Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, for their efforts to move comprehensive tax reform closer to reality and usher in a new era of economic expansion and job growth. Airlines generally pay taxes at the highest corporate rate and are capital intensive businesses which invest heavily in their employees, planes and equipment. The proposal’s significant reduction in the corporate rate and its depreciation provisions offer the incentives to continue and accelerate the significant investments already underway throughout the industry. We encourage the Senate to continue to fine-tune the proposal and its interest provisions to ensure that tax reform provides the greatest economic boost possible. U.S. airlines are vital to our nation’s economy and we support taking action to reform the tax code in ways that ensure that carriers are positioned to continue creating new jobs, investing in our product and further enhancing the travel experience for all airline customers.
Airlines for America (A4A) members are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and UPS. Air Canada is an associate member.
A4A advocates on behalf of the leading U.S. airlines, both passenger and cargo carriers. A4A works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, federal agencies, the Administration, Congress, labor and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.