Principato Responds to Potential Impact of Sequestration

WASHINGTON—Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President Greg Principato today issued the following statement in response to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood’s announcement regarding the U.S. airports potentially affected by sequestration cuts:

“It is our sincere hope that Congress and the President resolve the mandatory ‘sequester’ budget cuts. We recognize that budgetary reductions are necessary but believe decisions on cutting air traffic control services should be made based on most efficiently serving the needs and safety of the traveling public and in consultation with airports, airlines as well as affected communities. It is important to remember that airports are critical for creating jobs and generating economic activity throughout the United States.”