WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended Senate passage of the long-term extension authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) charter through September 30, 2017. The measure, which has cleared both chambers of Congress with bipartisan support, now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. A4A issued the following statement:
“We applaud passage of the extension, which reflects Congress’s bipartisan commitment to building consensus on a comprehensive FAA bill that delivers real benefits to the traveling public. U.S. airlines serve 2.2 million customers on 27,000 flights each day – and every effort must be made to modernize our nation’s skies, which would have the greatest impact on consumers, by reducing delays, adding routes and improving safety. A4A remains committed to working with the Administration, Congress and all stakeholders to deliver the transformational ATC reform that airline customers across the country deserve.”
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.