By Morgan Dye
Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), which represents the owners and operators of airports throughout the United States and Canada, today issued a statement in response to the announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death.
Statement of ACI-NA President Greg Principato:
“The death of Osama bin Laden is welcome news for civilized people everywhere. Today is better than yesterday. But there remains a need to remain vigilant and smart. In particular there is a heightened need to share intelligence on the threats we face so that we can take strong, common sense steps to keep our passengers secure while we move them quickly and efficiently to their destinations.”
Principato continued, “This news is not an end but to paraphrase Churchill, perhaps the end of the beginning. The 9/11 attacks changed everything about air travel. It is time to learn the lessons of these past 10 years and make common sense changes to our security regime. Our passengers deserve no less.”