WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2014 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement that the United States and Mexico have reached a new modernized air service agreement, expanding passenger and cargo airline service between the two nations.
A4A commends the Administration’s efforts to further bolster the economic viability of our nation’s travel and tourism industry. U.S. airlines are critical drivers of economic growth and jobs, and opening the Mexican market fully to all U.S. carriers at major tourist destinations benefits customers, employees and our overall economy. A4A and our member airlines remain committed to working collaboratively with the Administration to strengthen travel, trade and tourism opportunities globally.
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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