Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Airport, Border and Port Safety and Security
Left Nav Sep
Left Nav Sep
Civil Aircraft
Left Nav Sep
Civil Airlines, Airports and Services
Left Nav Sep
Communications and Navigation
Left Nav Sep
Education, Training and Professional Services
Left Nav Sep
Manufacturing and Materials
Left Nav Sep
Military and Defence Facilities
Left Nav Sep
Military Aviation
Left Nav Sep
Military Vehicles
Left Nav Sep
Naval Systems
Left Nav Sep
Personal Equipment
Left Nav Sep
Software and IT Services
Left Nav Sep
Space and Satellite
Left Nav Sep
Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives
Left Nav Sep
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File Logo
New Material Logo
Pro Health Service Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Prosecurity Zone
Web Lec Logo
Pro Engineering Zone

Calls on U.S. Senate to support antitrust immunity for international airline alliances

Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/defensef/public_html/components/com_zone/handleHTML.php on line 623
Air Transport Association Of America (ATA)
: 18 June, 2009  (Company News)
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today asked members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for their continued support of antitrust immunity for international airline alliances as they begin to draft Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation.

In a letter, ATA asked that the Senate reject the approach the House version of FAA reauthorization takes regarding Department of Transportation review of applications for antitrust immunity for international airline alliances. ATA strongly opposes language in the House-passed bill that would irresponsibly reverse long-standing processes for granting antitrust immunity, and would prematurely terminate grants for existing alliances.

“International alliances offer significant benefits to passengers, and arbitrarily terminating antitrust immunity – even temporarily – will cause significant harm,” said ATA President and CEO James C. May. “The traveling and shipping public will lose service options and see higher fares. Without alliances, airline employees could lose as many as 15,000 jobs. And all of this would cause a ripple effect across the economy.”
Bookmark and Share
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
   Â© 2012
Netgains Logo