Sequester & Flight Delays
With your help, we recently flooded Congress with phone calls and emails. As a result, both the House and Senate passed legislation ending the sequester-induced furloughs.
While this is welcome news for travelers in the short term, we are concerned that the funding source would redirect funds from much needed airport infrastructure projects. U.S. airport infrastructure is already approaching a point where many airports are unable to meet the expected growth in air travel demand. We are urging the Department of Transportation to do everything in its power to find appropriate savings to fund air traffic controllers and avoid transferring funds away from airport infrastructure.
We will keep you updated on any further developments related to the FAA furloughs and funding for airport infrastructure.