WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended President Obama for signing legislation restoring the round-trip cap on the passenger security tax into law, thereby saving passengers over $60 million annually.
“President Obama’s decision to sign this bill into law will benefit millions of airline customers who are already paying more than their fair share in federal taxes,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “We commend the President, along with the bipartisan, bicameral leadership in Congress, for putting the traveling public first by ensuring the round-trip tax cap remains in place.”
Annually, commercial aviation helps drive nearly $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 11 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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