WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2015 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today congratulated Paul Ryan on his election to serve as the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
“Paul Ryan is a respected leader, who understands well the critical role U.S. airlines play in driving jobs and economic growth in communities across our nation, and strengthening America’s global competitiveness throughout the world – we congratulate him on his election,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “We thank Speaker Boehner for his decades of leadership and public service to our nation, and his friendship to the airline industry. We stand ready to continue working with the House leadership team, and all Members of Congress, to further bolster the economic well-being of the United States.”
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.