WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today submitted detailed comments to the Department of Transportation proposed passenger protection rule supporting greater transparency for airline customers.
"We share the goal of making information easily available to consumers before they purchase a ticket. ATA members have been long committed to that principle, which is why in our comments we support the use of a hyperlink to disclose optional fees immediately and clearly," said ATA President and CEO James C. May. "We find much in the DOT proposals that we can support or that with additional work could be feasible.
"Some of the Department's proposals, unfortunately, will not benefit the consumer or exceed its statutory authority," May continued. "Most importantly, though, we are firmly committed to improving consumer access to information needed to make an informed decision about air travel."
ATA airline members and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic.
SOURCE Air Transport Association