Airlines make billions in profits and receive billions from our public coffers through direct and indirect subsidies and by profiting off our public infrastructure. These profitable corporations should be responsible to the communities that make their success possible. Taxpayers, working people, and passengers are holding airlines accountable and demanding they pay their fair share in taxes, keep airports secure, accessible to all passengers and invest in creating good jobs where workers’ rights to form a union are respected.
Profitable airlines benefit from billions in public investments, tax relief, and subsidies in the form of jet-fuel tax breaks and other programs. Taxpayers and their elected representatives are increasingly looking for ways to ensure that any investment of public dollars in the aviation sector comes with additional measures of accountability.