A4A Applauds Nomination of Elaine Chao to Serve as DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON--()--Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded President-Elect Trump’s nomination of The Honorable Elaine Chao to serve as the next Department of Transportation Secretary.

“Elaine Chao is an outstanding pick to be the next Secretary of Transportation. She is a distinguished public servant and leader whose experience in transportation and labor issues, among others, as well as her political skills and the known ability to manage a large organization, will serve the Trump Administration well, ” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “Having served alongside Elaine in two previous administrations, I believe her wealth of experience will benefit the millions of Americans who depend on safe, affordable and abundant air travel options every day. We look forward to working with her, and the DOT under her leadership, to usher in a new era of innovation, smarter regulation, and transformational reforms to modernize our nation’s antiquated ATC system that will ensure our infrastructure in the sky is ready to meet the demand on the ground.”

ABOUT A4A

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. Our member carriers and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic.

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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Contacts

Airlines for America (A4A)
Kathy Grannis Allen
Managing Director, Airline Industry Public Relations and Communications
202-626-4034
kallen@airlines.org
or
Vaughn Jennings
Managing Director, Government and Regulatory Communications
202-626-4209
vjennings@airlines.org
or
Jean Medina
Senior Vice President, Communications
jmedina@airlines.org

Release Summary

A4A applauded President-Elect Trump’s nomination of The Honorable Elaine Chao to serve as the next Department of Transportation Secretary.

Contacts

Airlines for America (A4A)
Kathy Grannis Allen
Managing Director, Airline Industry Public Relations and Communications
202-626-4034
kallen@airlines.org
or
Vaughn Jennings
Managing Director, Government and Regulatory Communications
202-626-4209
vjennings@airlines.org
or
Jean Medina
Senior Vice President, Communications
jmedina@airlines.org