William J. Flynn, David Bronczek, Robin Hayes, and Mark B. Dunkerley – August 3, 2015

Each of us has written separately explaining the damage to our companies, consumers, and the U.S. economy as a whole were the U.S. government to comply with the demands of the Big 3. In this submission, we write jointly as U.S. Airlines for Open Skies (USAOS), a coalition of four U.S. passenger and cargo carriers – Atlas Air Worldwide, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, and JetBlue Airways – that collectively transports approximately 42 million passengers annually, ships nearly 8 million tons of cargo, and employs approximately 350,000 people, 40 percent more people than the Big 3 combined.

We write as a coalition to (a) underscore that the Big 3 do not speak for all, or even most, U.S. airlines; and (b) expand on the extensive harm to U.S. consumers, U.S. competitiveness, the U.S. economy, and U.S. national security if the federal government proceeds down the path sought by the Big 3.

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