National Consumers League statement on demise of ATC privatization bill

“We are glad to see Chairman Shuster dropping this ill-conceived plan to allow the nation’s largest airlines to take over America’s air traffic control system. This is a win for the flying public. Congress should instead focus on restoring consumer rights and protections to the flying public. We urge the House to take up the Senate’s FAA reauthorization bill, which includes bipartisan support for the pro-consumer FAIR Fees Act that would help balance the scales and curb the industry’s ever-expanding appetite for fees and penalties that come at the expense of the flying public.”