In response to the Department of Transportation issuing its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking “Enhancing Transparency of Airline Ancillary Service Fees,” National Air Carrier Association President and CEO George Novak issued the following statement:
“Our ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) member airlines – Allegiant Air, Avelo Airlines, Breeze Airways, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines – welcome the opportunity to compete for Americans’ business in an open and transparent market. We strongly support many of the aviation-related initiatives in President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, including the rights of passengers to choose their airlines, passenger services and airports at fair prices in a fully open and competitive atmosphere. The ULCCs already ensure that consumers are fully educated about their ancillary options and have the ability to select the services they want at each stage of the booking process.
We urge DOT to refocus its regulatory agenda on executing those sections of the Competition Executive Order that actually will improve the passenger experience and enhance airline competition, by ensuring that ULCCs have greater access to the most congested and concentrated airline markets in the nation, resulting in lower fares and more service options for consumers.”