ATA backs US security response

The Air Transport Association, the
industry organization representing leading U.S. airlines, has issued
a statement in response to the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) security steps based on specific threat information
related to the terror plot in Britain.The statement reads:

“The government’s announcement of temporarily heightened security
measures, banning any passenger from carrying liquids, including
beverages, hair gels, and lotions aboard aircraft, are in response to
serious threat information discovered and acted upon by the authorities.
The airlines are cooperating fully with DHS in implementing these
measures to assure the safety and security of our customers and crews.
While it is likely these temporary measures will result in passenger
inconvenience, we hope that the traveling public understands these
measures will allow them to travel with confidence in the security of
our system.”