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A4A General Counsel Re-appointed to DOT Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2021 – Airlines for America (A4A) Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Patricia N. Vercelli has been re-appointed to serve on the Department’s Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC) by Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.

“I’m honored to continue to serve in this important role on behalf of the U.S. airline industry, and I thank Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg for the opportunity,” said Vercelli. “The Committee is a valuable tool and an effective forum for considering data and evidence relating to consumer protection issues in a transparent and public manner.”

The ACPAC is made up of representatives of U.S. airlines, airports, state and local governments and consumer groups and is charged with evaluating and providing recommendations for improving aviation consumer protection programs throughout the aviation industry.

“U.S. airlines firmly believe that passengers benefit greatly from vigorous competition, and we are committed to working with our federal partners to ensure transparency and protect consumers as carriers continue to compete and bring innovative solutions and greater choice to passenger air travel,” Vercelli said.

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