WASHINGTON, April 27, 2018 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 4, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018.

“We applaud the House effort to produce an FAA reauthorization bill that provides long-term certainty for the 2.3 million passengers and countless businesses and shippers that rely on access to safe, affordable travel and shipping options every day,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “As the legislative process moves forward, we urge Senators to adopt a long-term bill that continues to hold the line against unneeded tax hikes, while also protecting our customers from ill-advised calls to regulate pricing and services across the industry.”