Airports Council Names Aneil Patel New Senior Vice President of Programs

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today announced Aneil Patel, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Programs, effective today.

“During his time at ACI-NA, Aneil has a been a driver of change and innovation for our industry,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “Whether helping develop Mobile Passport or creating our U.S. Airport Professional accreditation program, Aneil brings an insightful entrepreneurial and business sense to our organization.  I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to deliver exceptional services to our members and the airport industry.”

Patel currently serves as Vice President of Air Policy.  In his new role, Patel will oversee the development and implementation of ACI-NA products and services, including the growth of ACI-NA’s U.S. Airport Professional accreditation program and ACI-NA conferences and events.

Patel joined ACI-NA in August 2010 and currently is Vice President, Air Policy, providing support to the Air Service, Business Information Technology, Commercial Management, and Facilitation Committees. His responsibilities include monitoring and evaluation of critical policy issues related to border security, non-aeronautical revenue, passenger services, air service, and government regulations.

Patel supports planning, organization, and execution of related conferences. He regularly works closely with federal government agencies and airline associations on passenger services and facilitation matters. Aneil also served on the oversight panel for a number of Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Programs (ACRP).

Aneil is a graduate of Loughborough University, with a BSc in Air Transport Management. In 2016, he completed his masters (MSc) in Airport Planning and Management at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.



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