Aviation Industry Applauds Obama for Speeding up Visa Process

January 19, 2012

President Obama's call for increasing the speed of the visa process for tourists who want to visit the United States won support Thursday from the aviation industry.

The Washington, D.C.-based trade association Airlines for America (A4A) said Obama's announcement in Florida showed he realized how important aviation is to the nation's economy.

"There is clearly pent-up demand for increased U.S. visitation," the organization said in a statement. "If U.S. airlines are able to operate in an environment that is conducive to international expansion, the carriers will be able to add service, jobs and further drive overall economic growth of the country." 

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