WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2015 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, released the following statement on the White House announcement to improve the U.S. entry process to be “best in class.”
“Travel and tourism is America’s largest and most important services export and our members are committed to further enhancing the critical role air travel, tourism and shipping play as key drivers of U.S. job creation and economic growth,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “Airlines are adding seats to the market to accommodate the growing demand for air travel, including more international seats than ever before and the highest number of domestic seats in seven years. We commend the White House’s national goal for making the arrival experience more welcoming and efficient and remain committed to working with the Administration on our shared goal of reducing wait times, while growing and improving U.S. air travel.”
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.
For more information about the airline industry, visit our website airlines.org and our blog, A Better Flight Plan, at airlines.org/blog.
Follow us on Twitter: @airlinesdotorg.
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/AirlinesforAmerica.
Join us on Instagram: instagram.com/AirlinesforAmerica.
To learn how you can support a National Airline Policy, a better flight plan for everyone, visit www.nationalairlinepolicy.com.