A4A Commends Presidential Signature of Bipartisan Bill Protecting Travelers From Unjust Tax Hike

Legislation restoring round-trip passenger security tax cap passed both chambers of Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2014 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended President Obama for signing legislation restoring the round-trip cap on the passenger security tax into law, thereby saving passengers over $60 million annually.

“President Obama’s decision to sign this bill into law will benefit millions of airline customers who are already paying more than their fair share in federal taxes,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “We commend the President, along with the bipartisan, bicameral leadership in Congress, for putting the traveling public first by ensuring the round-trip tax cap remains in place.”


Annually, commercial aviation helps drive $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. U.S. airlines fly 2.4 million passengers and more than 58,000 tons of cargo each day. Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation’s economy and global competitiveness.

A4A works collaboratively with the airlines, labor, Congress, the Administration and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.

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