WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2015 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, released the following statement on the White House announcement to improve the U.S. entry process to be “best in class.”
“Travel and tourism is America’s largest and most important services export and our members are committed to further enhancing the critical role air travel, tourism and shipping play as key drivers of U.S. job creation and economic growth,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “Airlines are adding seats to the market to accommodate the growing demand for air travel, including more international seats than ever before and the highest number of domestic seats in seven years. We commend the White House’s national goal for making the arrival experience more welcoming and efficient and remain committed to working with the Administration on our shared goal of reducing wait times, while growing and improving U.S. air travel.”
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.