Washington, DC, September 16, 2022. Media contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the confirmation of David Pekoske as the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for his second term, Regional Airline Association (RAA) President and CEO Faye Malarkey Black offered this statement:
“On behalf of RAA and its members, I congratulate David Pekoske on his confirmation as the Transportation Security Administration’s seventh Administrator for his second term. Pekoske has been an exemplary leader in achieving the Agency’s missions and goals to enhance the nation’s transportation security during his first term. It’s been an honor working with the Administrator so closely on a regular basis, directly or through our seat on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC). His innovative and outcome-focused approach to aviation security is commendable. We look forward to continuing to work with the Administrator and his team to advance aviation security and provide safe and secure air travel experiences to our passengers.”
The Regional Airline Association (RAA) provides a unified voice of advocacy for North American regional airlines aimed at promoting a safe, reliable and strong regional airline industry. RAA serves as an important support network connecting regional airlines and industry business partners. In the United States, regional airlines operate 43% of scheduled passenger flights and provide the only source of scheduled air service to 66% of the nation’s airports. Regional airlines provide 75% or more of the air service in Alabama (81%), Alaska (87%), Arkansas (85%), Iowa (81%), Kansas (80%), Kentucky (76%), Maine (87%), Mississippi (94%), Montana (79%), North Dakota (87%), South Dakota (86%), Vermont (92%), West Virginia (92%). Regional airlines provide half or more of the air service in Idaho (74%), Illinois (54%), Indiana (59%), Michigan (60%), Minnesota (51%), Nebraska (65%), New Hampshire (73%), New Mexico (59%), North Carolina (56%), Ohio (56%), Oklahoma (55%), Oregon (62%), Pennsylvania (58%), Puerto Rico (71%), South Carolina (61%), Virginia (57%), Wisconsin (67%), and Wyoming (68%).