Washington, DC - May 24, 2011 - Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) called on Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to provide a state-by-state assessment of the impact of the proposed Delta Airlines-US Airways slot swap deal. Rep. Braley sent a letter to LaHood raising concerns about the possible effect of this deal on states like Iowa, which have limited flight options and depend heavily on a few carriers such as Delta.
"Iowa families and businesses have long expressed frustration at the lack of options when it comes to air travel and I don't want to see our choices limited even further," said Rep. Braley. "Delta is a major carrier in Iowa and numerous communities across the country. I strongly believe that we should assess the possible effects of a deal like this and we should know what impact this would have on personal and business travel to and from our communities."
A copy of Rep. Braley's letter is available here: http://go.usa.gov/jzV
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