ACI-NA Congratulates Chao on DOT Selection

November 29, 2016


WASHINGTON, DC  ̶  Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated The Honorable Elaine Chao on her selection as President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“We look forward to working with Secretary Chao to modernize airport infrastructure and maintain U.S. leadership in global air transportation. Supporting more than 10 million U.S. jobs, America’s airports are a powerful driver of economic growth and job creation for local communities.  It’s essential that we address the more than $75 billion in airport infrastructure needs to meet the growing demand of passengers and keep our industry from falling behind.”


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