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Airlines for America - Airlines for America Opposes Unprecedented Tax Hike on Airline Passengers in White House Budget Proposal

  2013 APR 27 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Economics & Business Week -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced its strong opposition to the FY2014 White House budget proposal, which seeks to offset the federal deficit by imposing billions of dollars in new and higher aviation taxes and fees on the backs of airlines and their customers. A4A cautioned that if the White House proposal is enacted, it will increase the cost of air travel, cost jobs, limit air service options to small and medium communities and ultimately harm the U.S. economy ...read more


Airlines for America - U.S. Airlines Help Nation Reduce Trade Deficit by More Than $5 Billion in 2012

  2013 APR 5 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Economics Week -- Airlines for America(®) (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, reported that U.S. airlines helped the nation reduce its trade deficit in 2012, by exporting $39.5 billion in air-travel services, an all-time high, which helped produce a trade surplus for the fourth year in a row. According to data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. citizens imported $34.4 billion worth of air travel, up from $31.1 billion in 2011, resulting in a trade surplus of $5.1 billion ...read more


Airlines for America - Airlines for America A4A Outlines Path to Grow U.S. Air Travel

  2012 APR 6 - (VerticalNews.com) -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today outlined recommendations to the U.S. government for improving security and immigration as a way to boost travel and tourism to and within the United States.

  "We need to act promptly and decisively to make travel and tourism promotion a national priority without compromising security and safety," said A4A Senior Vice President for Safety, Security and Operations Thomas L. Hendricks, who testified before the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee ...read more


Airlines for America - Airlines for America Further Strengthens Global Advocacy Team

  2012 MAR 16 - (VerticalNews.com) -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced that it named Shelley Rubino, top aide to Rep. John Larson (D-CT), to the role of Vice President, Global Government Affairs, effective April 2.

  Rubino comes to A4A after nearly four years on Capitol Hill where she most recently served as chief of staff to Rep. Larson, who is chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Rubino has extensive policy, legislative and management experience, having served as a liaison between Larson and House Leadership, members of Congress and the administration ...read more


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