Airlines continue NY challenge

The Air Transport Association of America has issued a statement regarding its motion for a summary judgment hearing in its challenge to the New York statute that would create a state airline passenger bill of rights.The statement reads:

“We made a strong case that the New York statute is preempted by the federal Airline Deregulation Act and we await the judge’s ruling. ATA’s sole reason for filing this lawsuit was to preserve the principle that commercial aviation is best regulated by one source - the federal government - and not 50 individual states. ATA’s members are committed to the safety and well-being of passengers and will continue to work to improve the delivery of positive customer service.”