NATA Pushes For Reopening DCA To Charter

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National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne praised four more members of the United States House of Representatives for signing a letter to President Bush encouraging the reopening of Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to on-demand air charter operations. This latest letter adds to the growing list of more than 60 members of Congress that have come to support NATA’s initiative. The House members that joined the letter include: Rep. Ernest Istook (R-Okla.), Chairman, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and Independent Agencies; Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-N.Y.), Chairman, House Committee on Science and member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure; Rep. Michael Honda (D-Calif.), member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation; and Rep. Marion Berry (D-Ark.), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. “As we embark upon the historic centennial of flight, we hope that our intelligence and security officials within the federal government will heed the advice that these letters offer, demonstrating that this fight will continue until Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is open to all on-demand air charter operations,” Coyne concluded.