NACA Issues Statement on Introduction of Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act of 2020

In response to introduction of the Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act of 2020, NACA President and CEO George Novak issued the following statement:

On behalf of NACA’s 18 member airlines, we applaud Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) for introducing the “Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act of 2020,” to extend the airline Payroll Support Program (PSP) included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

PSP extension will help U.S. airlines cover payroll expenses while passenger and cargo carriers recover from the unprecedented drop in demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting tens of thousands U.S. airline jobs. It will also ensure our air carriers can continue to provide supplemental airlift to our armed services and support the national defense infrastructure, of which they are a critical component.

We look forward to working with Congress and the Trump Administration to ensure that the bill is enacted with strong bipartisan support before the end of the current fiscal year on October 1, 2020.

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