This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Ads in American Air's Charlotte Hub Are Aimed at Anthony Foxx

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( TheStreet) -- Anthony Foxx, do you still read The Charlotte Observer?

The campaign to block Norwegian Air International from U.S. flying is coming to Charlotte, where the Air Line Pilots Association said it will mount an advertising and public awareness campaign.

One goal is to gain the attention of Foxx, who was Charlotte's mayor before he became Secretary of Transportation in 2013.

"The Charlotte component will focus on local aviation jobs, urging the people of Charlotte to stand with thousands of their neighbors who work in the aviation industry," ALPA said in a prepared statement.

"ALPA's advertisements about fighting for local jobs and urging DOT to deny the NAI application will be delivered through a number of different mediums -- including local radio, the Charlotte Observer's Web site, and other targeted online communities," the union said.

The major U.S. airlines and airline labor unions have various disagreements among themselves, but they are united in opposition to Norwegian Air International's request for a U.S. Transportation Department permit to expand U.S. service. American (AAL - Get Report), Delta (DAL)and United (UAL) have jointly filed an objection with the DOT.

Norwegian currently operates flights to the U.S. under Norwegian registration, but it has relocated its long-haul operation's registration to Ireland and requires a new permit. Norwegian Air International would generally offer lower fares and, ALPA contends, lower compensation than U.S. carriers do.

Why Charlotte? "ALPA wants to remind Secretary Foxx, the former mayor of Charlotte and Senator (Kay) Hagan that North Carolina is home to 1,730 ALPA pilots and thousands more aviation workers," said ALPA spokesman Michael Robbins.

"These constituents have a lot to lose if Secretary Foxx grants NAI a permit, and Senator Hagan is an influential leader in Washington," the spokesman said said. "Therefore, ALPA wants to raise the question to both, 'Will you stand with North Carolina aviation workers and deny NAI?'"

A DOT spokesperson declined to comment, saying "We are in the midst of a contested proceeding." Hagan's office didn't respond to requests for comment. Robbins did not specify why he did not mention N.C. Sen. Richard Burr.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
AAL $49.39 0.00%
AAPL $128.95 0.00%
FB $78.99 0.00%
GOOG $537.90 0.00%
TSLA $226.03 0.00%

Markets

DOW 18,024.06 +183.54 1.03%
S&P 500 2,108.29 +22.78 1.09%
NASDAQ 5,005.3910 +63.9670 1.29%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs