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2013-02-13 16:20:35

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded the selection of Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) as the Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security for the 113th Congress. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111201/DC15444LOGO ) "Sen. Ayotte has demonstrated a keen understanding of the importance of creating a positive...

2013-01-22 16:20:27

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, welcomed the selection of Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) as the Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee for the 113th Congress. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111201/DC15444LOGO) "Ranking Member Larsen comes from a state with a strong aviation presence, giving him first-hand knowledge of...

2013-01-16 12:21:22

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded the selection of Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) as the new Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee for the 113th Congress. "In his many years of service on the committee, Chairman LoBiondo has demonstrated a tremendous understanding of the U.S. airline industry, its commitment to safety and...

2013-01-10 12:20:15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, said airlines are continuing to deliver strong on-time performance, including the second best November on-time results ever recorded. According to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report released today, airlines also had the best November on record for baggage handling performance. (Logo:...

2013-01-07 16:20:34

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today reaffirmed its support for the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot duty and rest times rule, which was rigorously analyzed over a two-year period, and urged Congress to reject recently introduced legislation by Congressmen Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Tim Bishop (D-NY) to extend those rules beyond passenger airlines to all-cargo carriers....

2013-01-03 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today named former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Assistant Administrator for Aviation Policy, Planning and Environment, and commercial airline pilot Dan Elwell as Senior Vice President, Safety, Security and Operations. Elwell joins A4A from the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), where he was Vice President of Civil Aviation, responsible...

2013-01-01 20:20:04

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Michael P. Huerta as Federal Aviation Administration Administrator. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111201/DC15444LOGO) "Michael Huerta's proven leadership and clear grasp of the imperatives of NextGen make him the right choice to continue leading the FAA, and we applaud the members of the U.S....

2012-12-13 12:20:13

Projects 42 Million Passengers Will Fly on U.S. Airlines over 21-Day Winter Holiday Period WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, is predicting solid winter holiday travel demand, driven by a recovering economy and air travel that continues to be a bargain, as nearly 42 million passengers will fly between Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, and Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2013. (Logo -...

2012-12-12 16:20:32

Common-Sense Bill to Streamline Baggage Security Now Heads to White House for Signature WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended the House of Representatives for passing S. 3542, the "No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012", which streamlines baggage security measures for international flights arriving from select airports in Canada, the Caribbean and Ireland that have U.S....

2012-12-06 16:20:29

Burdensome Tax Depresses Demand and Unfairly Penalizes Customers WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, issued the following statement today opposing the United Kingdom's increase to the Air Passenger Duty (APD) by 2.5 percent. The APD is the largest single tax passengers face anywhere in the world, with the increase, amounting to about $107 for economy tickets and $215 on all other...