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Airlines Getting Greener and Flying Cleaner

More people are flying than ever before. But while many passengers know that our fares have never been lower, most don’t know that our planes have never been greener. Commercial aviation contributes just 2 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. Even so, U.S. airlines are continuously investing in more fuel-efficient aircraft and engines, developing […]

New Rules for Animals in the Sky

Take a look around the airport or airplane the next time you fly. You’ll quickly notice that the number of people traveling with “emotional support animals” is surging. Last year, more than a million passengers flew with emotional support animals (ESAs) on U.S. airlines. In 2017, U.S. airlines saw a nearly 60 percent growth in […]

U.S. Airlines and the FAA: Working Together to Keep Your Flight On Time

Four out of every five U.S. airline flights arrive on time, meaning within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival. Air travelers want to see that on-time performance improved, and so do the airlines. That’s exactly why our carriers and the Federal Aviation Administration have been working hard this summer on a new program to improve […]

Airport Tax Hikes Simply Won’t Fly

A more accurate title for a recent piece in the Washington Examiner titled “The first step to fixing busy airports this summer” would be “Higher taxes for anyone who flies.” The reality is airports are looking to make air travel more expensive for everyone who flies even though the coffers are already full. Airport executives […]

No Tax Hike Required: More Federal Tax Dollars Flowing to U.S. Airports

Today the Department of Transportation announced $779 million worth of federal taxpayer grants to fund airport projects across the country.  And there is plenty more to come as, Congress authorized airports to receive $3.35 billion from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and another $500 million from the general fund in 2019 for airport infrastructure. Lawmakers have […]

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