Air Transport Association Comments on Proposed Passenger Screening Plan

Mar 16, 2011, 10:35 ET from Air Transport Association

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commented on the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) proposed plan for passenger security screening.

"Consumers have been the big winners from a quasi deregulated, highly competitive airline industry, and government taking a huge step backward and dictating how airlines deliver and price their products and services, as the USTA suggests, diminishes customer choice and competitive differentiation among carriers. Such a move benefits no one and unfortunately detracts from important aspects of their recommendations."


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