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DOT Launches Forces to Flyers Initiative

Today, the Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, announced a new initiative to support military veterans as they prepare for careers as airline pilots. Forces to Flyers is a three-year program aimed at helping our veterans receive the training they need to become certified as new commercial pilots, preserving and increasing air service to rural and

TSA Talks What’s Next for PreCheck at GBTA Legislative Summit

Simone Davis, Executive DHS Liaison Officer, Transportation Security Administration spoke about TSA PreCheck at the 15th Annual GBTA Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. Davis discussed the intelligence driven risk-based security system with attendees. She stated that

GBTA Announces Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2017

Today, GBTA announced Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. A one-on-one interview with Ed Bastian will take place at Center Stage on Tuesday, July 18. As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian’s primary responsibility is to champion the company’s employee-driven, customer-focused

GBTA Pleased TSA Funding Language Included in Continuing Resolution

The Senate filed a Continuing Resolution (CR) today that would keep the government running through December 9 of this year avoiding a government shutdown on October 1. The CR includes the following language on funding for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA): GBTA is pleased to see this language included, which will allow TSA to continue

Aerolineas Argentinas President Isela Costantini to Deliver Keynote Address at GBTA Conference Tuesday in Buenos Aires

GBTA Conference 2016 Buenos Aires gets underway this evening, and tomorrow conference attendees will hear from featured speaker Isela Costantini, president of the Aerolineas Argentinas Group. Having previously worked for General Motors, Isela took the reins of Aerolineas Argentinas, Argentina’s largest airline, in January of this year. During GBTA Convention this summer, we were able

Week in Review

London City Airport flights were cancelled earlier this week after a stint by protesters on the runway. According to Buying Business Travel, nine protesters from the Black Lives Matter campaign group locked themselves together on the runway early Tuesday morning. Gatwick Airport set a new passenger traffic record by welcoming over 42 million passengers over

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