ACI-NA Congratulates Buttigieg on Confirmation as Department of Transportation Secretary

WASHINGTON, DC – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Pete Buttigieg on his confirmation to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. ACI-NA is the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.

“Congratulations to Pete Buttigieg on his confirmation to be Department of Transportation secretary. Our airports have suffered from historic drops in travel and significant delays in essential infrastructure projects as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This is a critical time for the entire travel industry and investing in America’s airport infrastructure is essential to economic recovery. We look forward to working with Secretary Buttigieg and the Biden administration as we continue to take every necessary precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19 and rebound from the steep financial hardship resulting from the pandemic. This recovery phase will be an important time to modernize our airport infrastructure and better support the 2.7 million people who work at America’s airports.”


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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