Airlines for America Applauds Senate Confirmation of Kevin McAleenan as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2018 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended Kevin K. McAleenan on his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“Commissioner McAleenan has long been steadfast in his leadership to advance innovative and practical security initiatives that uphold and protect the safety of our nation’s airspace,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “There is no better person to head CBP.  We congratulate Commissioner McAleenan on his confirmation and look forward to our sustained partnership to solidify our country’s reputation as a global leader in aviation security.”


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.

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