How the government is spending its money on free aviation ads
It’s no secret that the government spends a lot of money promoting its air travel programs.
In 2015, for instance, it spent $2.6 billion promoting air travel, according to the government’s Federal Aviation Administration.
But that’s just a small slice of what it spent.
In 2018, the government spent nearly $3.8 billion on commercial air travel advertisements.
That includes advertising for tickets and other items.
(A government spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment on this story.)
In the meantime, commercial airlines have been able to spend more than they otherwise would have, thanks to a law that’s been in effect since 2015.
According to a government report released last month, the FAA set up a new program called the Commercial Air Carrier Association (CAPA), which it says helps airlines “create a more competitive air travel marketplace.”
The FAA estimates that it spent over $1 billion to promote the program last year.
That’s about three times the amount spent on commercial travel advertising.
“The Commercial Air Transportation Association provides an important incentive for airlines to participate in the program,” the FAA said in a statement.
The FAA said that the organization has “a strong track record of producing high-quality ads that help increase commercial airline profits.”
CAPA says it’s focused on three areas: promoting low-cost air travel to people living in rural and remote areas, providing services to consumers and boosting commercial airline revenues.
CAPA is not a government agency, so it’s not regulated by the FAA.
But the agency said that its members are required to report the amount they spend on commercial advertising.
That way, the agency can compare the amount of government money spent on advertising to the amount that’s actually spent on the program.
CAPAs program allows airlines to promote themselves with ads, and it also allows them to take advantage of a federal program known as the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR).
“CAPA provides a valuable service to the aviation industry by providing the FAA with a means to determine whether airlines are complying with FARs commercial air carrier guidelines,” the agency wrote in its 2018 report.
CAPas program also lets airlines advertise directly to consumers, something that has become increasingly important as airlines try to compete with each other.
In 2019, the number of airlines using CAPAs ads grew to a record 2.2 million, according the FAA, though that’s still far less than the nearly 6 million flights a year that air travel takes in.
The agency also noted that the agency only collects revenue from the ads, not the actual airline flights that are actually advertised.
So airlines still get to keep their profits, but the government loses money by not being able to count that revenue.
That revenue is usually used to offset expenses.
For example, in 2018, airlines spent more than $2 billion on advertising, but that doesn’t count the money they spent on other things like fuel.
The cost of advertising The FAA estimated that its CAPAs paid out more than a quarter of a billion dollars to airlines in the first three months of 2018.
That included advertising that the airlines actually used.
The total cost of air travel ads during the first quarter of 2018 totaled about $1.2 billion.
That total includes both commercial and noncommercial air travel advertising, according a FAA spokesman.
“This includes air travel on planes that are owned and operated by CAPA and flights on flights that CAPA flies,” the spokesman said.
CAPs advertising costs are not included in the total amount of federal advertising revenue.
Instead, they are reported separately, according, the spokesman added.
That means that the FAA has a lower number of total federal advertising dollars, but it’s still more than what it’s spent on actual flights.
“It would be wrong to think that it’s all the same amount of advertising that we have,” said Michael Loeffler, a former FAA official who served as CAPA’s executive director from 2014 to 2016.
The Federal Aviation Authority did not respond to a request to provide the number for air travel and non-commercial advertising, citing commercial and other privacy considerations.
CAPS ads have been used in several other ways.
In 2016, the Airline Marketing Association of America (AMAA) put up a commercial airline ad in the New York Times that included the words, “You know you want to go to JFK?”
CAPA also spent $100,000 on a commercial air flight that included “JFK, The United States” and a caption that said, “Go to JFK, The U.S.”
CAPS also put up an advertisement for a flight from Miami to Chicago on an AMAA website.
AMAA said that while it did not use the commercial air service, it was able to take a look at the ad, which is part of a larger ad campaign that includes an ad from the airline’s parent company, United Airlines.
“CAPAs ads have also been used to promote airlines’ products and services,” the AMAA statement said.
But it also pointed out that the