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Trump backs American, Southwest in push to privatize air traffic control

President Donald Trump is giving full-throttle support to privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system, a top priority for American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and other major carriers.

The Republican, a former airline owner, announced the stand in the budget blueprint released Thursday by the White House. He listed it as the top bullet point for the U.S. Transportation Department, saying the move would make the system “more efficient and innovative.”

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Outlet: Dallas Morning News
Author: Tom Benning
Type: Online
Date: March 16, 2017
Title: Trump backs American, Southwest in push to privatize air traffic control
Link: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2017/03/16/trump-backs-american-southwest-push-privatize-air-traffic-control