Airports Council Calls for Re-Opening of U.S. – Canada Border

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin Burke today sent a letter to the Secretaries of State, Commerce, and Transportation on the need to work with industry and the Canadian government to begin the process of re-opening the border between the United States and Canada.  ACI-NA is the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.

“I am writing on behalf of airports in the United States and Canada to express our support for your efforts to responsibly reopen travel between two countries that share a border and whose economies are deeply entwined,” Burke wrote.  “Airports in both countries have worked closely with federal, state, provincial, and territorial governments to establish and enforce strict health and sanitation protocols to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the travelers and workers who pass through these facilities. From the very early days of the pandemic, we have collaborated closely with government officials to do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of airports, and we are eager to partner with governments in both countries to resume safe and responsible travel between the United States and Canada.”

Read Burke’s full letter here.



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 support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at