SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO MAKE AIR TRAVEL MORE COMPETITIVE AND CONVENIENT
August 2, 2005
Washington D.C. - Last Friday, Senators McCain, (R-AZ) Ensign, (R-NV) and Kyl, (R-AZ) introduced the Abolishing Aviation Barriers Act of 2005. The bill is designed to remove the arbitrary restrictions that prevent Americans from having an array of options for non-stop air travel between airports in Western states and LaGuardia International Airport ("LaGuardia") and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport ("Washington National").
"As many in the Senate know, I have been fighting against the perimeter rule for years. I continue to believe that Americans should have access to air travel at the lowest possible cost and with the most convenience for their schedule. Therefore, I have always advocated for the removal of any artificial barrier that prevents free market competition and will continue to do so," said Senator McCain.
"Two airports should not dictate how Americans travel," Senator Ensign said. "Opening these markets will increase competition and greatly improve consumer choice. I'm proud to join Senator McCain in opening the skies to more opportunities for the traveling public."