ACI-NA Congratulates R. Gil Kerlikowske on Confirmation as CBP Commissioner

March 6, 2014


WASHINGTON—Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today issued the following statement in response to the confirmation of R. Gil Kerlikowske as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP):

“ACI-NA congratulates Commissioner Kerlikowske on his confirmation to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and we look forward to developing a strong relationship with him,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “Ensuring that CBP has the appropriate funding for screening at air ports of entry is a priority for ACI-NA, and we’re eager to work together with Commissioner Kerlikowske and CBP to better make our international airports an exceptional experience for arriving passengers.”


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