WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, issued the following statement commending the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Gil Kerlikowske to serve as the next (CBP) Commissioner.
“A4A congratulates Commissioner Kerlikowske on his confirmation, and we look forward to building on our longstanding partnership with CBP under his leadership,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “As key drivers of jobs and the economy, airlines share Commissioner Kerlikowske’s commitment to enabling further efficiencies to facilitate the movement of people and goods at U.S. gateways.”
Annually, commercial aviation helps drive $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. Airlines for America (A4A) vigorously 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.
America needs a cohesive National Airline Policy that will support the integral role the nation’s airlines play in connecting people and goods globally, spur the nation’s economic growth and create more high-paying jobs. A4A works collaboratively with the airlines, labor groups, Congress and the Administration to improve air travel for everyone.
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