Joint Op-Ed: DHS shouldn’t aid foreign over US airlines

Capt. Lee Moak joined Nicholas Calio, President of A4A, in writing an op-ed today on the Administration’s flawed plan to pursue a pre-clearance facility in Abu Dhabi.  Despite bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill and industry-wide concerns raised by the aviation community, DHS and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are moving forward with a plan to establish a preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Airlines, airline pilots, and other members of the aviation community have delivered this very simple message to the Administration – DHS and CBP services and facilities should first and foremost benefit U.S. travelers and taxpayers, U.S. airlines and their employees, and the U.S. economy. DHS and CBP should heed this message and immediately ground the misguided Abu Dhabi agreement.

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