The Air Service Committee focuses on issues related to the development, maintenance and retention of air carrier air services to member airports. Members of the committee work to develop events for airport members to connect with air carrier representatives, enabling them to build productive relationships between the carriers and the communities they serve. The committee develops and advocates on regulatory and legislative issues related to air service and interacts, at a minimum, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the U.S. Department of Transportation as well as Transport Canada (TC).

The Air Service Committee has the following working groups:

  • Air Service Small Airport Challenges
  • Air Service Policy
  • Air Service Resources
  • Air Service Conference Planning (Open to Steering Group members only)

Leadership

Chair
Brian Pratte
Chief Air Service Development Officer
San Antonio Airport System

Committee Secretaries
Aneil Patel
(202) 293-8500

Yannis Benzoubair
(202) 293-8500

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Press Releases

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North American Airports Welcome ICAO Commitment to Net Zero Carbon Goal

ACI-NA today welcomed commitment from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to a Long-Term Aspirational Goal for global aviation to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. 

Airport Industry to Meet in Minneapolis for the 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition

will host the 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition September 17 – 20, 2022, in Minneapolis, MN. The 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition is hosted by the Metropolitan Airport Commission (MAC). Ricondo and SSP America are executive level sponsors of this year’s event.

Airports Council Names Industry Leaders to Board of Directors

“I am confident, Kevin, Jamie, B, and Johanne will bring their experience and expertise to strengthen our organization and industry as we plan our path forward for the years to come,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Air Service Committee

’60 Minutes’ Correspondent Scott Pelley: Aviation is a Miracle

During the 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Alessio Olivetti caught up with Scott Pelley, the 60 Minutes correspondent and 2022 annual conference keynote, who shared his experience as tireless […]

Celebrating April as U.S. Airport Professional Appreciation Month

  As U.S. Airport Professional Appreciation Month comes to a close, we have been so excited to celebrate the airport industry professionals who are demonstrating their commitment to industry excellence […]

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) Celebrating 15th Anniversary with Allegiant Air!

By Tom Jewsbury, Airport Director, St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) Fifteen years has flown by, literally, with Allegiant! In September 2006, PIE announced a new airline was coming to town […]

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