USA-BIAS is a coalition founded in 1989 which consists of a number of U.S. airports that seek increased international air service to and from their communities. USA-BIAS was founded on the premise that international air service supports economic development and, as such, is critical to these communities' continued economic prosperity.
- USA-BIAS advocates a U.S. international aviation policy which gives substantial weight to the interests of U.S. airport communities when compared to the interests of airlines through the formulation of aviation trade policies which maximize the potential for international trade, investment and tourism opportunities for U.S. airports and communities. We support more liberal open skies aviation agreements with foreign trading partners, and the removal of impediments to service to our communities by U.S. and foreign airlines on unserved and underserved markets.
- USA-BIAS seeks to achieve its objectives through:
- Advocacy of greater attention to U.S. community and airport concerns by United States Government agencies and officials in the formulation of United States international aviation policy.
- Developing and submitting the USA-BIAS position for DOT proceedings that relate to the expansion and implementation of the Cities Program or similar initiatives that benefit members' airports and communities.
- Attention to key United States' bilateral aviation negotiations with foreign countries where USA-BIAS members' interests are pronounced, or where significant international aviation policy decisions are contemplated.
- USA-BIAS will not advocate positions to the U.S. Government which alter the proprietary rights of airports.