ACI-NA Congratulates Senator Shelby on Confirmation as New Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee

April 11, 2018


WASHINGTON — Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today congratulated Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama on his confirmation as the new chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

“I congratulate Senator Richard Shelby on his new position as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “Senator Shelby is a well-respected, seasoned legislator who understands and appreciates the significance of the aviation industry to his home state of Alabama, and to the rest of the country. Airports look forward to working with him to modernize our airports for the 21st century and improve the passenger experience for air travelers everywhere.”


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