ACI-NA Congratulates Szabat on Confirmation as Assistant Secretary of Transportation


JANUARY 3, 2019


WASHINGTON – ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Joel Szabat on his confirmation as the Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Aviation and International Affairs.  The DOT Office of Aviation and International Affairs plays a crucial role in promulgating liberal air service agreements with countries around the world as well as promoting competition and enhanced air service for communities in the United States.

“The DOT Office of Aviation and International Affairs is an important partner for the airport industry as we work to ensure robust price and service competition in the domestic marketplace, as well as liberal access to important markets around the globe.  I congratulate Joel on his confirmation and look forward to working alongside him to advance the airport industry by promoting competition amongst air carriers and market access for airports and communities across the United States.”


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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