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Serious Airports Require Serious Solutions

by Kevin M. Burke President and CEO Airports Council International-North America As the nature of business and tourism grows more global, the role of airports becomes even more important.  Airports are essential to connecting travelers with leisure destinations and businesses with new customers all around the world.  However, U.S. airports were recently scapegoated following the release […]

ACI-NA Launches Edge4Vets at Airports Program

by Kevin M. Burke ACI-NA President and CEO This Memorial Day, ACI-NA celebrates the service members who have dedicated their lives to honoring and protecting the United States of America. In my mind, there is no better way to say thank you than to provide veterans with the skills and access necessary to make the […]

Tips for Airport’s Airline Recruiters

By Tom Smith Former airline route planners kicked off the first day of the ACI-NA Air Service Data Seminar in Albuquerque with some “horror stories” from their JumpStart days and provided some tips on how to better pitch their communities to airlines. Presentation mistakes Greg Atkin, a consultant with Sixel Consulting Group, formerly with US […]

At The Gate and Ready To Go

My job here at ACI-NA is to help our member airports gain greater financial flexibility.

Do airlines fact-check airport claims?

  By Tom Smith After an airport has that critical first meeting with an airline, such as at ACI-NA’s JumpStart, how much time does the carrier spend fact-checking the airport’s pitch presentation? It depends. During the day-long ACI-NA International Aviation Issues Seminar on Thursday here in Washington, there were a few useful or insightful nuggets […]

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