ACI-NA Commends Service of Representative James Oberstar

May 5, 2014


WASHINGTON—Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today issued the following statement on the death of former U.S. Representative James “Jim” Oberstar:

“Airport directors throughout the United States were saddened to learn of the death of Jim Oberstar, longtime member and former Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “His dedication to modernizing airport infrastructure resulted in a safer and more secure aviation industry.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”


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