ACI-NA Calls for Modernization of Airport Infrastructure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2018

 

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today called for the Trump Administration and Congress to work together to address the significant infrastructure needs of America’s airports following President Trump’s first State of the Union Address. 

“With nearly $100 billion in infrastructure needs through 2021, America’s airports face unprecedented challenges when it comes to airport infrastructure investment.  In tonight’s State of the Union address, President Trump missed an important opportunity to provide greater clarity on an infrastructure plan that provides airports with the local control and self-help they need to stay globally competitive and keep up with demand as passenger growth breaks records year after year.  Airports are essential infrastructure and we remain committed to continuing our work with President Trump and Congress to address our significant airport infrastructure needs.”

About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America.  Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports.  Collectively, U.S. airports employ more than 1.3 million people and account for $1.2 trillion in economic activity—or seven percent of the total U.S. workforce and eight percent of GDP.  Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada's GDP. Learn more at www.aci-na.org.