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26 Mar, 2013, 14:44 ET Airlines for America Announces U.S. Airlines Achieve 83 Percent Passenger Load Factor, Highest Level Since 1945

DOT Report Shows Scheduled Passenger Volumes Edge Up 0.8 Percent to Nearly 737 Million, Including More Than 83 Million International...


23 Mar, 2013, 09:58 ET Airlines for America Says Senate-Passed Budget Hikes TSA Passenger Tax, Adds Insult to Injury for Airlines and Customers

 Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today expressed strong opposition to a provision...


20 Mar, 2013, 16:20 ET Airlines for America Opposes TSA Tax Hike, Calling it a Lose-Lose for Passengers, Airlines and the Economy

Supports Call for Efficiency Improvements Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today...


19 Mar, 2013, 10:01 ET U.S. Airlines Help Nation Reduce Trade Deficit by More Than $5 Billion in 2012

U.S. Exports of Air Travel Reached an All-Time High of Nearly $40 Billion, Fueling an Air Travel Trade Surplus for the Fourth Consecutive...


15 Mar, 2013, 19:20 ET Even With the Luck of the Irish, Airline Customers Continue to Pay a Lot of Green in Excessive Federal Taxes

Airlines for America Highlights the Pot of Gold that Goes to Washington with Every Ticket Purchased in New Infographic   Airlines...


13 Mar, 2013, 17:34 ET A4A Supports Blunt Amendment Providing Agencies with Funding Flexibility So Services Essential to Air Travel Are Maintained During Sequestration

Says amendment to Continuing Resolution would ensure airline passengers and shippers not negatively impacted WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013...


21 Feb, 2013, 15:42 ET Airlines for America Names Safety Expert Mark Millam Managing Director for Safety

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today named Mark Millam as Managing Director for...


21 Feb, 2013, 11:08 ET U.S. Airlines Deliver Record-Setting Year for Operational Performance in Key Service Areas

Airlines Eke Out Narrow Profit as Expenses Outpace Revenues for Second Year in a Row Customers, Industry Would Benefit From a National Airline...


14 Feb, 2013, 10:08 ET Airlines for America Commends International Civil Aviation Organization Committee on Environmental Work

  Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended the International Civil Aviation...


13 Feb, 2013, 15:26 ET Airlines for America Applauds Selection of Sen. Ayotte as Ranking Member of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee

 Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded the selection of Sen. Kelly Ayotte...


22 Jan, 2013, 15:36 ET Airlines for America Welcomes Selection of Rep. Larsen as Ranking Member of the House Aviation Subcommittee

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, welcomed the selection of Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) as...


16 Jan, 2013, 10:36 ET Airlines for America Applauds Selection of Rep. LoBiondo as House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman

 Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded the selection of  Rep. Frank...


10 Jan, 2013, 11:11 ET U.S. Airlines Delivered Best On-Time Arrival Performance since April 2012 and Best November on Record for Baggage Handling Results

 Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, said airlines are continuing to deliver strong...


07 Jan, 2013, 14:58 ET Airlines for America Rejects New Legislative Proposal to Change FAA Pilot Rules

 Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today reaffirmed its support for the new Federal...


03 Jan, 2013, 14:01 ET Airlines for America Names Former FAA Policy Expert and Pilot Dan Elwell to Role of Senior Vice President, Safety, Security and Operations

 Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today named former Federal Aviation...


01 Jan, 2013, 18:03 ET Airlines for America Commends Senate Confirmation of Michael P. Huerta as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration

 Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded the U.S. Senate's confirmation of...


13 Dec, 2012, 10:07 ET Airlines for America (A4A) Reports Strong Air Travel Demand this Winter Period; 2012 Airfares Remain a Bargain

Projects 42 Million Passengers Will Fly on U.S. Airlines over 21-Day Winter Holiday Period  Airlines for America (A4A), the industry...


12 Dec, 2012, 15:17 ET Airlines for America (A4A) Lauds Passage of No-Hassle Flying Act

Common-Sense Bill to Streamline Baggage Security Now Heads to White House for Signature Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade...


06 Dec, 2012, 15:58 ET A4A Opposes Increase in the UK Air Passenger Duty

Burdensome Tax Depresses Demand and Unfairly Penalizes Customers Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading...


05 Dec, 2012, 13:33 ET Southwest Airlines Chairman, President and CEO Gary C. Kelly to Chair A4A Board of Directors

United President and CEO Jeffery Smisek to Serve as Vice Chair  Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the...


05 Dec, 2012, 11:00 ET Airlines for America Launches National Airline Policy Campaign to Help Ensure Global Competitiveness of U.S. Airline Industry

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today launched a campaign for a National Airline Policy...


04 Dec, 2012, 15:08 ET Airlines for America Names DOT's Glatz to VP International Affairs; Taps Delta Air Lines Veteran to Expanded Communications Team

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today named Keith Glatz, senior negotiator for the...


27 Nov, 2012, 14:25 ET Airlines for America (A4A) Expands Communications Team to Support Airline Industry Goals

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today announced four additions to its existing...


27 Nov, 2012, 13:56 ET A4A Commends Presidential Signature of Bipartisan Bill Rejecting Illegal EU ETS Scheme

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended President Obama for signing S. 1956, a...


13 Nov, 2012, 17:59 ET Airlines for America (A4A) Lauds House Passage of Bill That Allows U.S. Airlines to Avoid Illegal EU ETS Aviation Scheme

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended the House of Representatives for...