Aviation NewsNorth America

Major US Airlines looking to land new top lobbyists

Major US Airlines looking to land new top lobbyists

The three largest U.S. airlines — including United Airlines — are all looking for a new top lobbyist at a time when their industry is coming under heavy scrutiny for the way it treats passengers.
Lawmakers are zeroing in on the domestic airline industry after a passenger was forcibly removed from a United flight, suffering heavy injuries. A video of his treatment went viral online.
While much of the heat for the incident has fallen on United, all of the airlines now find themselves on the defensive over their booking practices, with lawmakers floating the possibility of legislative changes.
As it so happens, the scrutiny comes at a time when United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Airlines are all seeking new leadership for their Washington teams — searches that began long before the scandal.
The position at United, in particular, is of crucial importance now that the airlines executives are being called in for congressional hearings about the dragging incident.
Read more

SOURCE The Hill

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 Airline Profits
Previous post

Copa Airlines and Turkish Airlines Begin Codeshare Flights Between Europe and Latin America

Next post

Vancouver International Airport to be Home to the First Non-Stop Service to Melbourne in Canada

Airline Profits

Airline Profits

Destined for Aviation Leaders and Influencers, Airline Profits is the first aviation magazine devoted to improving airline effectiveness and profitability.
ISSN 2368-7800 (Print)
ISSN 2368-7819 (Online)