WASHINGTON, April 11, 2018 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today congratulated Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) on being selected to serve as the next Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
“Sen. Shelby is a respected leader and skilled legislator who will serve the American people well as Chairman,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “We congratulate Sen. Shelby on his new role as Chairman, and remain committed to working with the committee under his leadership to continue building a vibrant air travel system that meets the needs of the traveling and shipping public.”
Annually, commercial aviation helps drive $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. U.S. airlines fly 2.4 million passengers and more than 58,000 tons of cargo each day. Airlines for America (A4A) 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.
A4A works collaboratively with the airlines, labor, Congress, the Administration and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.