WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2014 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement that the United States and Mexico have reached a new modernized air service agreement, expanding passenger and cargo airline service between the two nations.
A4A commends the Administration’s efforts to further bolster the economic viability of our nation’s travel and tourism industry. U.S. airlines are critical drivers of economic growth and jobs, and opening the Mexican market fully to all U.S. carriers at major tourist destinations benefits customers, employees and our overall economy. A4A and our member airlines remain committed to working collaboratively with the Administration to strengthen travel, trade and tourism opportunities globally.
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.