The NTA joined other industry groups in praising Congress for reauthorizing long-term funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Obama Administration for signing the $63 billion legislation into law.
“This legislation will create a safer air transportation system with greater capacity,” said Lisa Simon, NTA president. “It funds much-needed airport improvements and expansions across the country, plus our air traffic control system can now be modernized with NextGen technology.”
NTA said it has placed a high priority on passage of this legislation since 2008, following the expiration of the last long-term bill funding FAA.
“Passage of a four-year bill provides stability. We appreciate the leadership of the Congressional transportation committees during the last two sessions and the support of President Obama,” said Simon. “This is a great start toward increasing the United States’ global competitiveness, and we look forward to the next step: improving intermodal access to the nation’s airports.”
The NTA was founded in 1951 and formerly known as the National Tour Association. Members include tour operators, suppliers and destination marketing organizations from more than 40 countries.