Airlines for America (A4A) president and CEO Nicholas Calio reiterated his call for the US government to reduce the tax and regulatory burden on the nation’s airlines. The US airline industry’s top lobbyist noted there are 17 separate federal taxes and fees imposed on airlines, some of which date back to the 1970s. The taxes are “a hodge-podge thrown together over the years without any guiding rationale or consideration of their overall impact on demand or ...

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