Airports Applaud Senate Democrats’ Plan to Invest in Aviation Infrastructure

March 7, 2018

WASHINGTON — Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today welcomed the announcement of the Senate Democrats' Jobs and Infrastructure Plan for America's Workers that calls for a $40 billion federal investment in aviation infrastructure.

"ACI-NA has long called for congressional action to help address the $100 billion in infrastructure needs facing airports large and small all across the country," said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. "We appreciate that this plan recognizes the urgent need to rebuild and expand our terminals, gates, and runways to improve the passenger experience and spur new air service competition."

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