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Nick Calio: The Democratization of Air Travel

It was on this date – October 24 – in 1978, when President Carter signed the bipartisan Airline Deregulation Act into law. That legislative accomplishment was a victory not just for Washington, Congress and the administration – it also was a victory for consumers. That landmark act ushered in a new period of competition, accessibility […]

40 Years Later: How the Airline Deregulation Act Came to Pass – Part II

Below is Part Two of our series on how the Airline Deregulation Act came to be. To read Part One, click here. Momentum began to build around airline deregulation due in large part to hearings that Sen. Edward Kennedy called. But like any major piece of legislation, a number of things needed to fall into […]

40 Years Later: How the Airline Deregulation Act Came to Pass – Part I

This October marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the bipartisan Airline Deregulation Act. All Americans who fly experience the benefits of that landmark legislation today. So how did the measure pass with overwhelming bipartisan support? And how has the bill opened the doors to the accessible age of air travel we know today? […]

America is Investing Wisely in Airport Infrastructure Projects

For all airline passengers, the flying experience begins and ends at airports. Airlines and our airport partners have a vested interest in constantly improving our nation’s airports, so passengers can have the travel experience they expect and deserve. It’s important that we find ways to fund necessary improvement projects at airports across the country without […]