WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, issued the following statement commending the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Gil Kerlikowske to serve as the next Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner.
“A4A congratulates Commissioner Kerlikowske on his confirmation, and we look forward to building on our longstanding partnership with CBP under his leadership,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “As key drivers of jobs and the economy, airlines share Commissioner Kerlikowske’s commitment to enabling further efficiencies to facilitate the movement of people and goods at U.S. gateways.”
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.