The Latest from ACI-NA

Building Up a Collection: Airport Trading Cards

By Jeff Lea, St. Louis Lambert International Airport Whatever combination you arrange, three letters can carry a lot of prestige, economic power, a region’s reputation, and even better, generations of […]

Celebrating – and Growing – the Airport Industry Workforce

For some, Labor Day (or Labour Day for our readers in Canada) is a much needed long weekend culminating with a festive backyard cookout.  For others – our industry included […]

Restroom Cleanliness is Key to Passenger Experience

To your passengers, the cleanliness of your restrooms says a lot about the overall state of the airport. It’s often the first and last facility they visit before their departure. […]

GSP Leads Efforts to Hire South Carolina Veterans

Independence Day is more than fireworks and cookouts.  It’s a special day we celebrate liberty and those who have helped secure the freedom we cherish today. Honoring our veterans is […]

LAX CEO: We Need to Bring the Passenger Facility Charge Back to its Original Buying Power

Last week, Los Angeles World Airports Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint addressed the Washington Aero Club at a lunch event in Washington, D.C. In her speech, Flint described Los Angeles […]

LAWA Serves Veterans Through Edge4Vets Successes

Over the last few years, ACI-NA has been proud to partner with Edge4Vets to help connect veterans with airports across North America to place them in careers that utilize the […]

Infrastructure Week 2019: 20th Century Airports in a 21st Century World

Today marks the official start to Infrastructure Week 2019, the long-celebrated week each year when the infrastructure community comes together and engages in a broad conversation about the importance of […]

Air Service Development Success

BLENDING SMART TECHNIQUES WITH SEXY APPROACHES By Nicole Nelson The new carrier. The new city. The new growth. In the language of air service development, all of the above translate […]

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Protecting Airport Airspace

AIRPORTS CONFRONT DRONES WITH SAFETY AND SECURITY TOP OF MIND By Sandy Smith One of the last things a pilot on approach to a busy airport wants to worry about […]

Canada’s Airport Capital Assistance Program Needs Reform – Urgently

By Chris Phelan, Vice President, Industry and Government Affairs, Canadian Airports Council The Canadian Airports Council has joined with several other Canadian associations that represent local and regional airports to […]

Concessions – Tailored and Transformed

DIGITAL AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES ENHANCE TRAVELERS’ EXPERIENCES, MAXIMIZE REVENUE By Sheryl Jackson While technology plays a large role in many different aspects of the airport industry from operations and security […]

SLC – Designing for the Future

By Bill Wyatt, Executive Director, Salt Lake City International Airport I’m often asked why, after a week of retiring from the Port of Portland (PDX), I decided to accept an […]

Airports Council Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen CBP Staffing

Maintaining the safety and security of the traveling public is a top priority for airports. With more than 1.7 billion passengers traveling through a U.S. airport in 2017, airports continually […]

Checked Facts: Airports Are Not Taxpayer Funded

Benjamin Franklin said there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes.  If there’s one more thing we can be certain of on April 15, it’s the airlines continuing […]

SFO enhances passenger experience with new outdoor terrace

Improving the customer experience is top of mind for airports of all sizes across North America. As passenger needs change, airports are beginning to phase our unnecessary, under-utilized or redundant […]

Philadelphia International Airport Offers a Helping Hand to Federal Employees

The 35-day government shutdown impacted thousands of federal employees across the country, leaving many without the resources to properly care for their families. Individuals, organizations and airports sprung into action […]

Cheers to 2018: ACI-NA’s Year in Review

  Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) strives to advocate for policies and provide services that strengthen the ability of commercial airports to serve their passengers, customers and communities. […]

Airports Gobble Up More of the National GDP

  Every year, Thanksgiving brings an opportunity for American’s to celebrate and give thanks for what is most valuable to them. ACI-NA has always maintained that airports are valuable economic […]

Communities Left Behind and Airline Industry Consolidation: The Promise of Airline Deregulation Has Only Partially Been Fulfilled

To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the enactment of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, championed by Dr. Alfred E. Kahn while serving as Chair of the Civil Aeronautics Board […]

Will Technology Solve the Capacity Crisis?

Passenger numbers are expected to double by 2035. IoT queue measurement technology enables airports to keep waiting times from growing. By Marc Rauch, Xovis The airport industry stays on the […]

BNA Is Ever-Expanding

By Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E., President and CEO, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Nashville is on fire – there really is no other way to describe it. Always a great place […]

Pay It Forward: The Life and Legacy of Sue Baer

By Mimi Ryals Sue was an exceptional airport leader who garnered respect and admiration among her colleagues,” remembers Candace McGraw, Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Chair of […]

What’s On Trend for 2019?

By Sandy Smith As airports continue to focus on an improved customer experience, they are looking beyond and outside of the box to pinpoint areas that could use improvement – […]

Airports Seek New Efficiencies to Go with the Flow

By Sandra Arnoult Anyone who frequents an airport doesn’t need to be told they are usually a work in progress. Airports, their airline and tenant partners, and their terminal designers […]

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Finding a Seat at the Slots Table

Airports Align to Amplify Visibility, Voice in Worldwide Slots Guidelines Process   By Nicole Nelson Imagine a dozen members of your extended family showing up unannounced at the front door of […]

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Cheers to 70 Years: The Best Is Yet to Come

By: Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, ACI-NA 2018 represents a great milestone for Airports Council International-North America as we celebrate our seventieth anniversary as the Voice of Airports in […]

Meet the Member: Rep. Jeff Denham

ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke recently caught up with Rep. Jeff Denham, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, to talk about prospects for an infrastructure [...]

Meet the Member: Rep. Sam Graves

ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke recent caught up with Rep. Sam Graves, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, to talk about his love of aviation [...]

ACI-NA Celebrates 2018 Infrastructure Week at TPA

Infrastructure Week, a week-long celebration of the vast network that supports – and moves – the U.S. economy, is taking place this week. ACI-NA’s Airport Infrastructure Needs Study details that [...]

Inspiring “Island” Travel

By Doug Newson, CEO, Charlottetown Airport Authority Operated by the Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc. (CAA), the Charlottetown Airport (YYG) is located in Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island (PEI), or […]

Global Trends in E-Commerce

By Ricondo & Associates Inc. The increasing use of electronic commerce (e-commerce) has changed the landscape of global retailing and is affecting activity at airports. The development of e-commerce includes […]

Big Data: The Airport Cleaning Management Revolution

By Jimy Baynum The idea of a “smart airport” may seem unobtainable. Occasionally, massive crowds, delays and various other touchpoints from check-in to the gate can affect airport visitors’ experiences […]

Ground Transportation’s New Normal

Airports Navigate the (R)Evolutionary Shift oF TNCs By Nicole Nelson Just beyond the busy holiday season, Eva Cheong recounted San Francisco International Airport’s particularly “rough Thanksgiving” in terms of bottlenecks […]

IDENT

The CBP has determined that facial recognition biometric exit technology is a viable solution to managing the entrance and exit of travelers coming through U.S. airports. The technology is provided […]

IATA Eyes a Future with One ID

Imagine a day when a passenger could present a single form of ID that would ensure a smooth path through the airport at the very start of his or her […]

Facing the Future: New Biometric Technology Programs Being Tested Nationwide

By Sandra Arnoult Sweeping changes may come over the next four years as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection rolls out the installation of new biometric technology in U.S. airports […]

An Ace in the Hole

Ryan Lynch knew that he wanted to be a pilot at age 5 and started flying at age 14. “When I was in high school and college, there weren’t any […]

Silver Tsunami: Will Your Airport Sink or Swim?

By Sandy Smith All it takes is one look around anywhere employees are gathered to see it: the unmistakable sea of silver hair. The workforce in airports – as in […]