U.S. Travel Association: Response To Airline Unions On Open Skies
March 19, 2015
Statement from U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow in response to concerns expressed by airline unions over Open Skies:
“We are heartened and relieved to hear that airline unions share our priorities: U.S. economic growth and job creation. We wish that choice and comfort for travelers were as much a part of their equation, but alas.
“Unfortunately, having carefully scrutinized the Big Three airlines’ and their unions’ recent position on Open Skies, we arrive at a diametrically opposite conclusion: contravening these open and transparent agreements that were negotiated in good faith holds dire consequences for sustaining the U.S. economic recovery and recent encouraging job growth.