Capital Access Alliance Applauds U.S. Senate Committee On Commerce, Science & Transportation’s Bipartisan Vote To Authorize New Flights At Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Provision To Make Travel To Washington, D.C. More Affordable Included In Federal Aviation Reauthorization Bill, Passes With Strong Bipartisan Support

Washington, D.C. – The Capital Access Alliance (CAA), a coalition of transportation and business leaders from Virginia and around the country seeking to make air travel to and from Washington, D.C., more accessible and affordable, today applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for its strong bipartisan vote to authorize more flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The committee markup of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill includes a bipartisan provision to add five new slot pairs at DCA. The provision passed with strong bipartisan support.

“We thank Chairwoman Cantwell, Ranking Member Cruz and the members of the committee who stood with consumers today and voted to make air travel to our nation’s capital more affordable,” said CAA spokesperson and Northern Virginia resident Brian Walsh. “Consumers are paying some of the highest ticket prices in the nation because the federal perimeter rule has stifled competition in the national capital region for nearly six decades. These new flights will give travelers more choices when they fly and help lower costly airfare. As Congress works to finalize the FAA Reauthorization bill, we urge them to prioritize affordable access to Washington, D.C., and stand with air travelers by maintaining these flights in the final package.”

About CAA

CAA consists of diverse members from around the country and various industries, including transportation, general business groups, the small business sector, entrepreneurs and job creators, organizations focused on economic development and leaders in the civic and policy communities. 

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