ACI-NA Congratulates Senator Wicker on Election to be Chairman of Senate Commerce Committee

January 9, 2019


WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today congratulated Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) on his election as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee in the 116th Congress.

“I congratulate Chairman Wicker on his election as chair of the Senate Commerce Committee,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “With the number of passengers on the rise, America’s airports are at risk at falling because of significant infrastructure needs that threaten their ability to serve their passengers, grow their local economies, and create good paying jobs. We look forward to working with Chairman Wicker to provide airports with the funding resources necessary to meet the growing demands of the future.”


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