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.”
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.