GBTA Statement on Violence at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Alexandria, VA (March 23, 2015) – On March 20, a man attacked TSA agents with a machete and insecticide spray at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The statement below can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association.

“The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) thanks the Transportation Security Officers and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for responding quickly to the violence that took place at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on Friday night. All travelers rely on our Transportation Security Administration to keep them safe, and Friday night underscores the danger these men and women face while keeping travelers out of harm’s way.”

CONTACT:
Colleen Lerro Gallagher, +1 703 236 1133, [email protected]
Gayle Kansagor, +1 202 295 8775, [email protected]

About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, gbta.org

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