ACI-NA Congratulates Kelly on DHS Selection

December 13, 2016


WASHINGTON, DC  ̶  Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated retired Marine General John F. Kelly on his selection as President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“As demand for travel continues to grow, we must stay ahead of threats by implementing innovative risk-based approaches to facilitate a secure and efficient passenger experience. Part of that work includes ensuring the Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have sufficient staffing resources to meet current and emerging challenges at airports across the country.  We look forward to working collaboratively with General Kelly and Congress on our shared commitment of providing the safest and most secure air travel experience possible.”


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