WASHINGTON, May 10, 2019 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today joined five other aviation and travel industry associations in a letter to Senate leaders urging them to support the Administration’s request for supplemental appropriations to support CBP officer staffing and overtime, including for operations at our nation’s airports.
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.