Southwest CEO: FAA-imposed delays risk harming the economy

04/25/2013 | CNBC

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly spoke to CNBC about the delays imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration as a result of controller furloughs and the Airlines for America lawsuit. He noted that there are legal opinions that say the FAA has a lot of discretion on how it applies its cuts and that air traffic controllers are essential. Kelly also said that we run the risk of harming the economy and that airlines and their customers pay more in taxes than we get in services from the FAA. "So perhaps if we're going to have a furlough of the services, maybe we ought to have a furlough in the taxes that the American people pay also," he said.

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