WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement denouncing a congressional plan to increase aviation security taxes on airline customers, to help offset the cost of surface transportation.
“We support infrastructure improvement, and applaud the bipartisan effort to reach agreement on a highway bill. However, airline customers are already overtaxed, and this agreement will further drive up the cost of travel for the 2 million passengers who fly on U.S. airlines every day. It is unfortunate that, once again, Congress is placing the burden to fund highway spending on the backs of the flying public.”
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.